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Title Geomicrobiology : molecular and environmental perspective / Larry L. Barton, Martin Mandl, Alexander Loy, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 437 pages)
Contents Chemoautotrophic origin of life : the Iron-Sulfur World Hypothesis / Günter Wächtershäuser -- Evolution of metabolic pathways and evolution of genomes / Giovanni Emiliani [and others] -- Novel cultivation strategies for environmentally important microorganisms / Jörg Overmann -- Environmental proteomics : studying structure and function of microbial communities / Thomas Schneider and Kathrin Riedel -- Analysis of microbial communities by functional gene arrays / Joy D. Van Nostrand, Zhili He, and Jizhong Zhou -- Probing identity and physiology of uncultured microorganisms with isotope labeling techniques / Alexander Loy and Michael Pester -- The geomicrobiology of arsenic / Rhesa N. Ledbetter and Timothy S. Magnuson -- Bioinformatics and genomics of iron- and sulfur-oxidizing acidophiles / Violaine Bonnefoy -- The geomicrobiology of catastrophe : a comparison of microbial colonization in post-volcanic and impact environments / Charles Seaton Cockell -- Microbial diversity of cave ecosystems / Annette Summers Engel
Statistical evaluation of bacterial 16S rRNA gene sequences in relation to travertine mineral precipitation and water chemistry at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, USA / Héctor García Martín [and others] -- Compositional, physiological and metabolic variability in microbial communities associated with geochemically diverse, deep-sea hydrothermal vent fluids / Ken Takai and Kentaro Nakamura -- The molecular geomicrobiology of bacterial manganese(II) oxidation / Bradley M. Tebo, Kati Geszvain and Sung-Woo Lee -- Role of microorganisms in banded iron formations / Inga Koehler, Kurt Konhauser and Andreas Kappler -- Synergistic roles of microorganisms in mineral precipitates associated with deep sea methane seeps / Huifang Xu -- Bacterial degradation of polychlorinated biphenyls / Martina Mackova [and others] -- Role of clay and organic matter in the biodegradation of organics in soil / Laura E. McAllister and Kirk T. Semple -- Electrodes as electron acceptors, and the bacteria who love them / Daniel R. Bond -- The biogeochemistry of biomining / David Barrie Johnson
Summary This book is an interdisciplinary review of recent developments in topics including origin of life, microbial-mineral interactions, and microbial processes functioning in marine and terrestrial environments. A major component of this book addresses molecular techniques to evaluate microbial evolution and assess relationships of microbes in complex, natural communities. The function of microbial community members and their possible geological impact are evaluated from a perspective of (meta)genomics, (meta)proteomics, and isotope labeling. As well as summarizing current knowledge in various areas, it also reveals unresolved questions that require future investigations. These chapters enhance our fundamental knowledge of geomicrobiology that contributes to the exploitation of microbial functions in mineral and environmental biotechnology applications. Authors have provided skillful reviews and outlined unique perspectives on environmental microorganisms and their related processes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes 2015/16 SIJ2011
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Subject Geomicrobiology.
Soil Microbiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Barton, Larry, 1940-
Mandl, Martin.
Loy, Alexander.
LC no. 2010931683
ISBN 9789048192045