Springer Theses

Diversity, Biomineralization and Rock Magnetism of Magnetotactic Bacteria

Authors: Lin, Wei

  • Nominated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences as an outstanding thesis
  • Develops a new approach for effectively collecting, purifying and characterizing uncultivated magnetotactic bacteria
  • Investigates the diversity, biomineralization and rock magnetic properties of magnetotactic bacteria, and evaluates their contributions to environmental reconstruction and sedimentary magnetism through interdisciplinary approaches
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Magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) synthesize intracellular nano-sized minerals of magnetite and/or greigite magnetosomes for magnetic orientation. They play important roles in global iron cycling and sedimentary magnetism, and have a broad range of potential applications in both biotechnological and biomedical fields. However, because the majority of MTB in nature remain unculturable, our understanding of these specific bacteria remains fairly limited. This thesis describes the development of a novel approach for effectively collecting, purifying and characterizing uncultivated magnetotactic bacteria. The diversity, genomic information and rock magnetic properties of various uncultivated MTB are investigated and characterized using a combination of biological and geophysical methods. The results will lead to a better understanding of the biogeography and biomineralization mechanisms of MTB in nature, and improve our knowledge of the contributions of MTB to biogeochemical cycles of elements and sedimentary magnetism.  

Dr. Wei Lin works at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lin, Wei

    Pages 1-14

  • Enrichment, Purification and Characterization of Environmental Magnetotactic Bacteria

    Lin, Wei

    Pages 15-30

  • Diversity of Magnetotactic Bacteria and Its Environmental Implications

    Lin, Wei

    Pages 31-50

  • Metagenomic Analysis of Uncultivated Magnetotactic Bacteria Within the Phylum Nitrospirae

    Lin, Wei

    Pages 51-65

  • Magnetic Properties of Uncultivated Magnetotactic Bacteria

    Lin, Wei

    Pages 67-78

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-38262-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-38261-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-642-43364-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diversity, Biomineralization and Rock Magnetism of Magnetotactic Bacteria
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38262-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38262-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-38261-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43364-1
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 92
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
Topics