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Geomicrobiology is a combination of geology and microbiology, which includes the study of interaction of microorganisms with their environment, such as in sedimentary rocks. This is a new and rapidly-developing field that has led in the past decade to a radically-revised view of the diversity and activity of microbial life on Earth. Geomicrobiology examines the role that microbes have played in the past and are currently playing in a number of fundamental geological processes. The present book is of great importance for researchers working in the field of microbiology, biotechnology, geology and environmental biotechnology.
Microbe - Mineral Interactions: Cave Geomicrobiology: Kathleen H. Lavoie, Diana E. Northup and Hazel A. Barton; Deep-sea Piezophilic Bacteria: Geomicrobiology and Biotechnology: Jiasong Fang and Chiaki Kato; Chalcopyrite Bioleaching: The Changing Face of Copper Treatment: Todd J. Harvey; Mineral Biotechnology of Sulphides: Ata Akcil and Haci Deveci; Petroleum Geomicrobiology: Elijah Ohimain; Bio/Geomarkers and Mineralizing Hydrothermal Settings: Selected Earth Analogs, Microbiological Ecosystems and Astrobiological Potential: J. Martinez-Frias, E. Lazaro and A. Esteve; Spirulina Biotechnology: Hiren Doshi, A. Ray and I.L. Kothari; Extant Analogues of the Microbial Origins of Life: Brendan, P. Burns, Falicia Goh, Michelle A. Allen, Rachael Shi and Brett A. Neilan; Biodeterioration of Archaeological Monuments and Approach for Restoration: Preeti Bhatnagar, A.A. Khan, S.K. Jain and M.K. Rai.