A wide range of microbiologists, molecular biologists, and molecular evolutionary biologists will find this new volume of singular interest. It summarizes the present knowledge about the structure and stability of microbial genomes, and reviews the techniques used to analyze and fingerprint them. Maps of approximately thirty important microbes, along with articles on the construction and relevant features of the maps are included. The volume is not intended as a complete compendium of all information on microbial genomes, but rather focuses on approaches, methods and good examples of the analysis of small genomes.
Part One: Genome Structure, Stability, and Evolution. Genome structure. Genome stability. Genome evolution. Part Two: Strategies for Genome Analysis. Physical mapping strategies. Genomic fingerprinting methods. Genomic sequencing projects. Part Three: Physical Maps of Bacteria and Their Methods for Construction. Index.