Table of Contents

The bacterial chromosome : DNA structure, replication, and segregation.
Bacterial gene expression : transcription, translation, and protein folding.
Bacterial genetic analysis : fundamentals and current approaches.
Plasmids.
Conjugation.
Transformation.
Lytic bacteriophages : development, genetics, and generalized transduction.
Lysogeny : the lambda paradigm and the role of lysogenic conversion in bacterial pathogenesis.
Transposition, site-specific recombination, and families of recombinases.
Molecular mechanisms of homologous recombination.
DNA repair and mutagenesis.
Regulation of gene expression: genes and operons.
Global regulation : regulons and stimulons.
Bacterial cell biology and development.