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This is a long-overdue revision of the bestselling book on environmental microbiology, offering an in-depth examination of the role of microbiological processes related to environmental deterioration.
Based on the latest information and investigative techniques from molecular biology and genetics, this thoroughly updated edition emphasizes the detection and control of environmental contaminants. Its goal is to further our understanding of the complex microbial processes underlying environmental degradation, its detection, control, and ultimately, its prevention.
Contributors. Preface. 1 Bacteria in the Greenhouse: Marine Microbes and Climate Change (Hugh W. Ducklow, Xose Anxelu G. Moran, and Alison E. Murray). 2 Control of Waterborne Pathogens in Developing Countries (Tim Ford and Steve Hamner). 3 New Molecular Methods for Detection of Waterborne Pathogens (Alison M. Cupples, Joan B. Rose, and Irene Xagoraraki). 4 Microbial Transformations of Radionuclides in the Subsurface (Matthew J. Marshall, Alexander S. Beliaev, and James K. Fredrickson). 5 Eutrophication of Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems (Nancy N. Rabalais). 6 Microbial Deterioration of Cultural Heritage Materials (Christopher J. McNamara, Nick Konkol, and Ralph Mitchell). 7 Sorption and Transformation of Toxic Metals by Microorganisms (Xu Han and Ji-Dong Gu). 8 Bioremediation of Hazardous Organics (Jennifer G. Becker and Eric A. Seagren). 9 Biosensors as Environmental Monitors (Steven Ripp, Melanie L. DiClaudio, and Gary S. Sayler). 10 Effects of Genetically Modified Plants on Soil Microorganisms (Nicole Weinert, Remo Meincke, Michael Schloter, Gabriele Berg, and Kornelia Smalla). 11 Anaerobic Digestion of Agricultural Residues (Vincent O'Flaherty, Gavin Collins, and Therese Mahony). 12 Anaerobic Biodegradation of Solid Waste (Morton A. Barlaz, Bryan F. Staley, and Francis L. de los Reyes III). 13 Low-Energy Wastewater Treatment: Strategies and Technologies (Thomas P. Curtis). 14 Bioremediated Geomechanical Processes (Eric A. Seagren and Ahmet H. Aydilek). Index.