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Microbial Water Stress Physiology: Principles and Perspectives

Out of Print

By: A Brown

328 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1990 | #30936 | ISBN: 0471925799
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About this book

This book is concerned with the physiological factors that enable microorganisms to survive acute water stress by adapting to changes in water potential and to tolerate chronic stress, thriving at low levels of water potential, whether generated by high salinities, high concentrations of non-electrolytes or by low matric potential.


Contents

Water Availability and Properties of Aqueous Solutions. Microorganisms and Their Habitats. Chronic Stress: Some Generalizations About the Tolerance of Low Water Potential by Fully Adapted Organisms. Chronic Stress: The Tolerance of Low Water Potential by Fully Adapted Organisms; The Halobacteriaceae. Chronic Stress: The Tolerance of Low Water Potential by Fully Adapted Organisms; A Selection of Examples. Acute Stress: Short-Term Responses of Microorganisms to Changes in Water Potential. Some Aspects of Turgor/Volume Control: General Observations and Theory. Turgor/Volume Control: Specific Examples. Compatible Solutes. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.

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