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Organohalide-Respiring Bacteria

Editors: Adrian, Lorenz, Löffler, Frank E. (Eds.)

  • Illustrates the microbial processes involved, including genetic, biochemical, ecological and biotechnological aspects
  • Describes the rapid “translation” of scientific findings into remediation practice
  • All chapters are written by leading scientists
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This book summarizes the current state of knowledge concerning bacteria that use halogenated organic compounds as respiratory electron acceptors. The discovery of organohalide-respiring bacteria has expanded the range of electron acceptors used for energy conservation, and serves as a prime example of how scientific discoveries are enabling innovative engineering solutions that have transformed remediation practice. Individual chapters provide in-depth background information on the discovery, isolation, phylogeny, biochemistry, genomic features, and ecology of individual organohalide-respiring genera, including Dehalococcoides, Dehalogenimonas, Dehalobacter, Desulfitobacterium and Sulfurospirillum, as well as organohalide-respiring members of the Deltaproteobacteria. The book introduces readers to the fascinating biology of organohalide-respiring bacteria, offering a valuable resource for students, engineers and practitioners alike.





About the authors

PD Dr. Lorenz Adrian, Senior Scientist, Department Isotope Biogeochemistry, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany
Frank E. Löffler, Ph.D., Governor’s Chair and Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA


Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Organohalide-Respiring Bacteria—An Introduction

    Adrian, Lorenz (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • Natural Production of Organohalide Compounds in the Environment

    Field, James A.

    Pages 7-29

  • Energetic Considerations in Organohalide Respiration

    Dolfing, Jan

    Pages 31-48

  • Discovery of Organohalide-Respiring Processes and the Bacteria Involved

    McCarty, Perry L.

    Pages 51-62

  • Overview of Known Organohalide-Respiring Bacteria—Phylogenetic Diversity and Environmental Distribution

    Atashgahi, Siavash (et al.)

    Pages 63-105

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-49875-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-49873-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organohalide-Respiring Bacteria
Editors
  • Lorenz Adrian
  • Frank E. Löffler
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-49875-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-49875-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-49873-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 632
Number of Illustrations and Tables
59 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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