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Microbial Sediments

Edited By: Robert R Riding and Stanley M Awramik

331 pages, B/w photos, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #101345 | ISBN: 3540618287
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Deals with mats and biofilms, biosedimentary precipitates, diagenesis and fabrics in various sedimentary environments as well as the historical development of microbial sediments.


From the contents: Preface * Structure of Microbial Mats and Biofilms * "Exopolymer Microdomains" as a Structuring Agent for Heterogeneity Within Microbial Biofilms * On Stromatolite Lamination * Bacterial Calcification * Bacterial Roles in the Precipitation of Carbonate Minerals * Bacterially Induced Microscale and Nanoscale Carbonate Precipitates * Calcification in Cyanobacteria * Cyanobacteria: Architects of Sedimentary Structures * Fungi and Sediments * Diatoms and Benthic Microbial Carbonates * Carbon Isotopes and Microbial Sediments * Sulphur Isotopes and Microbial Sulphur Cycling in Sediments * Products and Depth Limits of Microbial Activity in Petroliferous Subsurface Settings * Microbe-Metal Interactions in Sediments * Microbial Phosphate Sediment * Microbes and Black Shales * Organic and Biogeochemical Patterns in Cryptic Microbialites. .... Index.

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