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Microbial Ecology of the Oceans

Edited By: David L Kirchman

593 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jul 2008 | Edition: 2 | #173135 | ISBN-13: 9780470043448
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In addition to drawing on the rich history of microbiology, the book includes discussion of the latest advances in biological and chemical oceanography and limnology to examine the role of marine microbes and viruses in the oceans. It explores the diverse collection of microbes (and viruses) found in the oceans and describes many of the processes mediated by these microbes in aquatic environments. Although oceans are emphasized, the organisms and processes discussed in the book occur in nearly all natural environments, including rivers and lakes.

The collection brings together concepts from autoecological studies of individual bacterial groups and from ecological studies of microbial assemblages.
- (SciTech Book News Vol. 25, No. 2 June 2001)


Introduction (D. Kirchman & P. Williams). Marine Microbes: An Overview (E. Sherr & B. Sherr). Evolution, Diversity, and Molecular Ecology of Marine Prokaryotes (S. Giovannoni & M. Rapp). Bacterial Production and Biomass in the Oceans (H. Ducklow). Production Mechanisms of Dissolved Organic Matter (T. Nagata). Heterotrophic Bacteria and the Dynamics of Dissolved Organic Material (P. Williams). UV Radiation Effects on Microbes and Microbial Processes (M. Moran & R. Zepp). Control of Bacterial Growth in Idealized Food Webs (T. Thingstad). Uptake and Regeneration of Inorganic Nutrients by Marine Heterotrophic Bacteria (D. Kirchman). Bacterial Energetics and Growth Efficiency (P. del Giorgio & J. Cole). Impact of Viruses on Bacterial Processes (J. Fuhrman). Bacterivory: Interactions between Bacteria and their Grazers (S. Strom). Marine Nitrogen Fixation (H. Paerl & J. Zehr). Nitrification and the Marine Nitrogen Cycle (B. Ward). The Marine Microbial Nitrogen Cycle (D. Capone). Symbiosis and Mixotrophy Among Pelagic Microorganisms (D. Carson). Index.

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David L. Kirchman, PhD, is the former editor-in-chief of the journal Limnology and Oceanography and has published over 100 papers in microbiologyand the marine sciences. He is an internationally recognized authority in microbial ecology and biological oceanography.
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