Topics in Ecological and Environmental Microbiology

Topics in Ecological and Environmental Microbiology

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Topics in Ecological and Environmental Microbiology provides an overview of ecological aspects of the metabolism and behavior of microbes, microbial habitats, biogeochemical cycles, and biotechnology. This essential reference was designed by selecting relevant chapters from the authoritative and comprehensive Encyclopedia of Microbiology, 3rd edn., and inviting the original authors to update their material to include key developments and advances in the field. This concise and affordable book is an essential reference for students and researchers in microbiology, mycology, immunology, environmental sciences, and biotechnology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 774 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 35.56mm | 1,791.68g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • 0123838789
  • 9780123838780
  • 1,174,482

Table of contents

Part I. Microbial Ecology

Principles of Microbial Ecology
Microbial Food Webs
Microbial Mats
Horizontal Gene Transfer: Uptake of Extracellular DNA by Bacteria
Algal Blooms
Environmental Viral Pool
Endophytic Microbes

Part II. Metabolism and Behavior of Diverse Microbes

Microbial Photosynthesis
Regulation of Carbon Assimilation
Microbial Resistance to Heavy Metals
Microbial Adhesion
Bacterial Bioluminescence
Quorum Sensing

Part III. 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 Environments
Sediment Habitats
The Rhizosphere

Part IV. Biogeochemical Cycles and their Consequences

The Nitrogen Cycle
The Phosphorus cycle
The Sulfur Cycle
Cycling of Some Redox-Active Metals
Heavy Metal Pollutants: Environmental and Biotechnological Aspects

Part V. 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
Spacecraft Associated Microbes
Biological Warfare
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About Moselio Schaechter

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University Dr. Schaechter is a Distinguished Professor, Emeritus at Tufts University, where he served as chairman of the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology from 1970 to 1993. He has worked on bacterial growth physiology and the relationship of the chromosome and the bacterial cell membrane. He has authored ten treatises and textbooks, most in collaboration with others, plus a book for the general public, In the Company of Mushrooms. He has served as President of the American Society for Microbiology. Currently, he is Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Biology Department, at San Diego State University and Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego.
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