The cytology and life-history of bacteria, etc. [untitled DSc]
Bisset, Kenneth Alexander
Vol.1 The cytology and life-history of bacteriaThis book does not attempt to review the literature upon bacterial cytology, of which the bulk is very great and the value, in many cases, difficult to assess. The bibliography is confined to a relatively small number of works, almost all recent. No attempt has been made to supply references for analytical discussion or general information. The purpose is rather to present a reasoned case for regarding bacteria as living cells with the same structure and functions as other living cells, and to correlate the available information upon the various types of bacteria. Bacteria, as living creatures, have been little studied. It is their activities as biochemical or pathological agents which have received almost undivided attention. Even these problems, however, cannot fail to be clarified by a better knowledge of the organisms responsible. It is also hoped that biological workers in other fields may profit by contact with this, largely unknown, body of evidence, and may find the comparisons and analogies useful and stimulating in their related studies. I have attempted, as far as possible, to base my arguments upon my own observations, or upon such information as I have been able personally to confirm. Where I have not had the opportunity to do so, I have tried to indicate clearly the status of the argument.Vol. 2 Part 1. Immunity in Cold..Blooded Vertebrates.1. The effect of temperature on non-specific infections of fish. 2. The effect of temperature on immunity in amphibia. 3. Natural and acquired immunity in frogs and fish. 4. The effect of temperature upon antibody formation in frogs and fish. 5. Bacterial infection and immunity in lower vertebrates and invertebrates. (Areview of the literature). 6. Seasonal changes in the normal bacterial flora of fresh- water fish. 7. Natural antibodies in the blood -serum of fresh -water fish. 8. The influence of adrenal cortical hormones upon immunity in cold -blooded vertebrates.Vol. 2 Part 2. Studies in Bacterial Cytology.9. The cytology of smooth and rough variation in bacteria. 10. The cytology of the Gram -positive cocci. 11. Nuclear fusion and reorganisation in a lactobacillus and a streptococcus. 12. Nuclear reorganisation in non -sporing bacteria. 13. Observations upon the bacterial nucleus. 14. Observations upon the cytology of corynebacteria and mycobacteria. 15. The nuclear cycle in bacteria. 16. The relationship of certain branched bacterial genera. (These papers comprise the major part of the evidence upon which the monograph: The Cytology and Life- History of Bacteria ", is based).Vol. 3 Observations upon the resting nucleus of the typhoid bacterium; The differentiation of certain genera of Bacteriaceae by the morphology of the microcyst stage; The development of the flagella and cell wall in germinating and dividing cells of Salmonella typhi; Evolutionary trends in bacteria.