Functional Analysis of Bacterial Genes: A Practical Manual summarises the principles and the key methods used to analyse the function of genes in bacteria. Written by members of the Bacillus subtilis Functional Analysis Consortium, this book provides a guide to the many approaches for the systematic analysis of gene function. Features include: In-depth discussion of the theory and application of the methods A step-by-step practical guide to each method Experimental examples to indicate expected results Contact information for suppliers and resource centres Written by internationally recognised authors, Functional Analysis of Bacterial Genes: A Practical Manual will be a valuable resource to researchers and technicians using functional analysis for many bacterial species, whether in the academic departments of microbiology or genetics, the biotechnology, biomedicine or pharmaceutical industries, or other centres of genomics and bioinformatics. "This volume, and the pioneering effort it represents, will be of interest not only to those of us who are specialists in B. subtilis but to all microbiologists and genome scientists who face the formidable task of uncovering the functions of the myriad uncharacterised genes that are emerging from large-scale sequencing.
" - Richard Losick , The Biological Laboratories, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA