Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology

Editors: Editor-in-chief: Timmis, Kenneth N.
McGenity, Terry J., van der Meer, Jan Roelof, de Lorenzo, Victor (Eds.)

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  • Four-volume reference offers exhaustive coverage
  • The definitive resource of current knowledge on the diverse and multifaceted aspects of hydrocarbon and lipid microbiology
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"Water is life!" All active cellular systems require water as the medium and solvent of their metabolic activities. Hydrophobic compounds and structures, which tend to exclude water, though providing inter alia excellent sources of energy and a means of biological compartmentalization, present problems of cellular handling, poor bioavailability and, in some cases, toxicity. Microbes both synthesize and exploit a vast range of hydrophobic organics, especially petroleum oil hydrocarbons and industrial pollutants, and the underlying interactions not only have major consequences for the lifestyles of the microbes involved, but also for biogeochemistry, climate change, environmental pollution, human health and a range of biotechnological applications. The aim of this handbook is to be the definitive resource of current knowledge on the diverse and multifaceted aspects of these interactions, the microbial players, and the physiological mechanisms and adaptive strategies characteristic of the microbial lifestyle that plays out at hydrophobic material: aqueous liquid interfaces.

Table of contents (362 chapters)

  • Hydrocarbons: An Introduction to Structure, Physico-Chemical Properties and Natural Occurrence

    Wilkes, H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-48

  • Methods of Hydrocarbon Analysis

    Wilkes, H.

    Pages 49-65

  • Natural Gas Hydrates

    Schicks, J. M.

    Pages 67-77

  • Biosynthetic Oils, Fats, Terpenes, Sterols, Waxes: Analytical Methods, Diversity, Characteristics

    Abraham, W.-R.

    Pages 79-95

  • Stable Isotopes in Understanding Origin and Degradation Processes of Petroleum

    Vieth, A. (et al.)

    Pages 97-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology
Editors
  • Kenneth N. Timmis
  • Terry J. McGenity
  • Jan Roelof van der Meer
  • Victor de Lorenzo
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Print ISBN
978-3-540-77584-3
eReference ISBN
978-3-540-77587-4
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-540-77588-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
DLII, 4716
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