Bacterial stress response

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Abstract

Bacteria respond to stress by regulatory networks which modulate gene expression. These response mechanisms are essential for coping with the stress and for adapting to the new conditions. The regulation of the stress response involves several molecular pathways which control transcription, translation, and stability of transcripts and of proteins. These molecular responses are the topic of this chapter, which focuses on adaptation to upshift in temperature (heat-shock response) and to starvation-stationary conditions (general stress response).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Prokaryotes
Subtitle of host publicationProkaryotic Physiology and Biochemistry
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages589-603
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783642301414
ISBN (Print)3642301401, 9783642301407
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2013

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