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Topics in Ecological and Environmental Microbiology

Edited By: Tom Schmidt and Moselio Schaechter

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 2011 | #191759 | ISBN-13: 9780123838780
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This volume contains a collection of classic and cutting-edge reviews contributed by world-class scientists and leaders in the field.


1. Microbial Ecology

Principles of Microbial Ecology
Food Webs
Microbial Mats
Horizontal gene transfer
Algal Blooms
Environmental Viral Pool

2. Metabolism and Behavior of Diverse Microbes

Aerobic Methane Oxidation
Microbial Photosynthesis
Regulation of Carbon and Nitrogen Assimilation
Microbial Resistance to Heavy Metals
Microbial Adhesion
Microbial Bioluminescence

3. Microbial Habitats

Acid Environments
Hot environments
Cold Environments
Dry Environments (including Cryptoendoliths)
Marine Habitats
High-Pressure Habitats
The Deep Sub-surface
Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vents
Freshwater Habitats
Low Nutrient Flux Aquatic Environments
Sediment Habitats
The Rhizosphere

4. Biogeochemical Cycles and their Consequences

The Nitrogen Cycle
The Phosphorus cycle
The Sulfur Cycle
Heavy Metals Cycles
Heavy Metal Pollutants

5. Biotechnological Topics

Biodeterioration - including cultural heritage
Gnotiobiotic and Axenic Animals
Microbial Corrosion
Petroleum microbiology
Metal extraction and Biomining
Industrial Water Treatment,
Wastewater Treatment of Non-Infectious Hazards
Drinking Water
Exomcrobiology (Space Microbiology)
Spacecraft Associated Microbes

6. Chapters from the Encyclopedia that were not included at first.

Microbial communication, signaling, and quorum sensing
Biological Warfare

7. Not at hand:

Anaerobic Methane Oxidation
Anammox bacteria

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