Techniques in Microbial Ecology

Techniques in Microbial Ecology

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This is the bench and field scientist's guide to well-established, reliable techniques for use in microbiology and microbial ecology. It provides a good starting place for those who are beginning to investigate aspects of the microbial community, and a refresher for more experienced researchers. Chapters on bacteria with interesting metabolic traits are augmented with chapters on molecular techniques, lipis analysis, and appropriate sampling techniques. A special section includes valuable information on biofilm development, bioremediation, modeling of biological systems, and the study of phylogenetics. Unlike other texts, which present theory in microbial ecology, this one contains the applications that can be used throughout one's research.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 228.6 x 279.4 x 25.4mm | 1,043.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 21 black and white photographs and 55 line figures
  • 0195092236
  • 9780195092233
  • 2,004,528

Review quote

'...Both advanced students and laboratory researchers will find the book of value.' * Aslib Book Guide, vol.64, no.1, January 1999 * Techniques in Microbial Ecology will stimulate the creativity of all researchers interested in this area. * Library of Science Winter 1998 *show more

Table of contents

1. Microbially-mediated Nitrogen Cycling ; 2. Microbes of the Sulfur Cycle ; 3. Isolation, Cultivation & Characterization of Iron * Manganese Reducing Bacteria ; 4. The Aerobic, Hydrogen-oxidizing (Knallgas) Bacteria ; 5. Methanogens ; 6. Ecology of Methylotrophic Bacteria ; 7. Terrestrial Fungal Communities ; 8. Rapid Techniques for the Identification of Free-Living Protozoa ; 9. Methoids for Enumeration and Characterization of Bacteriphages from Environment Samples ; 10. Sampling and Enumeration Techniques ; 11. Signature Lipid Biomarker Analysis ; 12. Isolation of Nucleic Acids from Environmental Samples ; 13. Molecular Techniques ; 14. Laboratory Studies of Bacterial Biofilms ; 15. Theoretical & Applied Aspects of Bioremediation: The Influence of Microbiological Processes on Organic Contaminant Compounds in Field Sites ; 16. Mathematical Modeling and Statistical Analysis ; 17. Numerical Classification of Microorganismsshow more