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Ehrlich's Geomicrobiology

Presents an updated and revised overview of all aspects of geomicrobiology
Includes a discussion of and reference to the latest findings and theories in various aspects of the field
Introduces a special chapter on the microbiology of the deep subsurface
Surveys various aspects of geomicrobiology, including the microbial role in the formation and degradation of minerals and fossil fuels, and elemental cycling

By: Henry Lutz Ehrlich (Editor), Dianne K Newman (Editor), Andreas Kappler (Editor)

639 pages, 4 plates with colour photos; 178 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, 26 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Sep 2015 | Edition: 6 | #230801 | ISBN-13: 9781466592407
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About this book

Advances in geomicrobiology have progressed at an accelerated pace in recent years. Ehrlich's Geomicrobiology, Sixth Edition surveys various aspects of the field, including the microbial role in elemental cycling and in the formation and degradation of minerals and fossil fuels. Unlike the fifth edition, the sixth includes many expert contributors besides the editors, providing added depth to each topic and broadening this edition's overall insight into geomicrobiology.

The Sixth Edition Includes:
- Extensive revisions and updates to most chapters from the fifth edition
- A new chapter on terrestrial subsurface ecosystems
- A new chapter summarizing important principles of geomicrobiology
- New discussions and references on the latest findings and theories in geomicrobiology

Through revisions, updates, and the introduction of new authors who are specialists on the topics covered, this new edition is the most in-depth and current overview of geomicrobiology. The research presented has applications in agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, marine science, the metals industry, and more. The new breadth and scope as well as the current and developing applications which Ehrlich's Geomicrobiology addresses make it a must-have source in geomicrobiology.


Contents

Introduction
      Henry Lutz Ehrlich, Dianne K. Newman, and Andreas Kappler
Earth as a Microbial Habitat
      Henry Lutz Ehrlich
Emergence of Life and Its Early History
      Michael Russell
Uppermost Lithosphere as a Microbial Habitat
      Henry Lutz Ehrlich
Terrestrial Subsurface Ecosystem
      Michael Wilkins and James Fredrickson
Hydrosphere as Microbial Habitat
      Mak Saito
Geomicrobial Processes: A Physiological and Biochemical Overview
      Henry Lutz Ehrlich
Cultivation, In Situ Measurements, and Geochemical Techniques for Geomicrobiological Studies
      Gregory Druschel and Victoria Orphan
Molecular Methods in Geomicrobiology
      Maureen L. Coleman and Dianne K. Newman
Microbial Formation and Degradation of Carbonates
      Tanja Bosak, Jaroslav Stolarski, and Anders Meiborn
Geomicrobial Interactions with Silicon
      Kurt Konhauser
Geomicrobiology of Aluminum: Microbes and Bauxite
      Henry Lutz Ehrlich
Geomicrobial Interactions with Phosphorus
      Bernhard Schink and Diliana Simeonova
Geomicrobiology of Nitrogen
      Christopher Francis and Karen Casciotti
Geomicrobial Interactions with Arsenic and Antimony
      Ronald Oremland
Geomicrobiology of Mercury
      Robert Mason
Geomicrobiology of Iron
      Andreas Kappler, David Emerson, Jeffrey A. Gralnick, Eric E. Roden, and E. Marie Muehe
Geomicrobiology of Manganese
      Colleen Hansel and Deric R. Learman
Geomicrobial Interactions with Other Transition Metals (Chromium, Molybdenum, Vanadium, Technetium), Metalloids (Polonium), Actinides (Uranium, Neptunium, and Plutonium) and the Rare Earth Elements
      Jonathan R. Lloyd, John D. Coates, Adam J. Williamson, and Matthew P. Watts
Geomicrobiology of Sulfur
      D.A. Fike, A.S. Bradley, and W.D. Leavitt
Biogenesis and Biodegradation of Sulfide Minerals in the Earth’s Surface
      Henry Lutz Ehrlich
Geomicrobiology of Selenium and Tellurium
      John Stolz
Geomicrobiology of Fossil Fuels
      Ian M. Head


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Biography

Henry Lutz Ehrlich, PhD, is an active retiree with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He earned his PhD in agricultural microbiology with a minor in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His research efforts have centered on geomicrobiology since 1959, and he was the editor-in-chief of the Geomicrobiology Journal from 1983-1995 and has been the co-editor-in-chief since 1995.

Dianne K. Newman, PhD, earned her doctorate in environmental engineering with an emphasis on microbiology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. She gained training in bacterial genetics as a postgraduate scholar at Harvard Medical School. She is professor of biology and geobiology and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. She is a member of the American Society of Microbiology and the American Geophysical Union. Her research focuses on understanding the coevolution of anaerobic microbial metabolisms and environmental chemistry. The contexts that motivate her research span ancient sedimentary deposits to chronic infections. Her work is helping to reshape interpretations of ancient molecular fossils as well as redox-active "secondary" metabolites.

Andreas Kappler, PhD, is professor of geomicrobiology at Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen, Germany. He received his PhD in environmental microbiology and microbial ecology at the University of Konstanz, Germany. He moved to Tubingen in 2004 to head an Emmy-Noether Junior Research Group in geomicrobiology before being appointed to his current professorship. His research focuses on the formation and transformation of iron (Fe) minerals by Fe (II)-oxidizing and Fe (III)-reducing bacteria, the implications of these processes for the fate of pollutants in soils and sediments, and the deposition of iron minerals on early Earth. His research combines microbial cultivation, molecular biology, fluorescence and electron microscopy, Mossbauer spectroscopy, synchrotron-based X-ray absorption spectroscopy, and spectromicroscopy.

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