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About this book
About this book
This book presents a compendium of molecular biology applications for the study of aquatic community ecology. The collection presents the diversity of approaches that have been used, and provides future directions for the study of 'molecular ecology' of aquatic communities, from viruses to fish, and in aquatic systems ranging from freshwater streams and lakes to estuaries and oceans. This collection of papers will provide a useful text and resource for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in ecology, as well as for the researcher and educator.
Molecular ecology of aquatic communities: where have we been, why are we here, and where are we going? J.P. Zehr. Plasmid Ecology of Marine Sediment Microbial Communities; J.P. Zehr, P.A. Sobecky. Use of the Polymerase Chain Reaction and Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis to Study Diversity in Natural Virus Communities; S.M. Short, C.A. Suttle. Flow Cytometry in Molecular Aquatic Ecology; J.L. Collier, L. Campbell. Distribution of Microbial Assemblages in the Central Arctic Ocean Basin Studied by PCR/DGGE: Analysis of a Large Data Set; V.C. Ferrari, J.T. Hollibaugh. Bacterial Populations in Replicate Marine Enrichment Cultures: Assessing Variability in Abundance Using 16S rRNA-Based Probes; J.M. Gonzalez, et al. Diversity of Bacterial Communities in Adirondack Lakes: Do Species Assemblages Reflect Lake water Chemistry? B.A. Methe, J.P. Zehr. New Insights on Old Bacteria: Diversity and Function of Morphologically Conspicuous Sulfur Bacteria in Aquatic Systems; N.D. Gray, I.M. Head. The Distribution and Relative Abundance of Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria in Lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valley, Antarctica; M.A. Voytek, et al. Microscopic Detection of the Toluene Dioxygenase Gene and Its Expression Inside Bacterial Cells in Seawater Using Prokaryotic In Situ PCR; F. Chen, et al. Variability in bacterial community structure during upwelling in the Coastal Ocean; L.J. Kerkhof, et al. (Part contents).