Soil Biology

Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry

Editors: Parmar, Nagina, Singh, Ajay (Eds.)

  • A valuable source of information for scientists in soil and geological sciences, microbiology, plant physiology, environmental engineering and biotechnology
  • With contributions written by experts from academia and industry
  • Provides an overview of this new fields
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Over the past 4 billion years, microorganisms have contributed to shaping the earth and making it more habitable for higher forms of life. They are remarkable in their metabolic diversity and their ability to harvest energy from oxidation and reduction reactions. Research on these microbiological processes has led to the newly evolving fields of geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry, linking the geosphere and the biosphere.

This volume of the Soil Biology series provides an overview of the biogeochemical processes and the microorganisms involved, with an emphasis on the industrial applications. Topics treated include aspects such as bioremediation of contaminated environments, biomining, biotechnological applications of extremophiles, subsurface petroleum microbiology, enhanced oil recovery using microbes and their products, metal extraction from soil, soil elemental cycling and plant nutrition.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Geobiotechnology

    Parmar, Nagina (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Novel Molecular Tools to Assess Microbial Activity in Contaminated Environments

    Loick, Nadine (et al.)

    Pages 17-35

  • Advanced Molecular and Microspectroscopy Toolbox for Deciphering Soil Diazotroph Diversity

    Kalia, Anu (et al.)

    Pages 37-60

  • Haloalkaliphilic Bacteria: Molecular Diversity and Biotechnological Applications

    Purohit, Megha K. (et al.)

    Pages 61-79

  • Recent Trends in Bioremediation

    Juwarkar, Asha A. (et al.)

    Pages 81-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry
Editors
  • Nagina Parmar
  • Ajay Singh
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
39
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-41837-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-41837-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-41836-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50972-2
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 302
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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