Thermophilic Microbes in Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology

Biotechnology of Thermophiles

Editors: Satyanarayana, Tulasi, Littlechild, Jennifer, Kawarabayasi, Yutaka (Eds.)

  • Covers broader aspects of the diversity and role of microbes in pollution control and bioremediation
  • Assesses the role of thermophilic microbes in composting and biogeochemical cycles
  • Covers the recent developments in the discovery of novel microbial metabolites by metagenomic approaches
  • Includes aspects such as transformation of carbon monoxide, and desulphurisation of coal and crude oil
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The existence of life at high temperatures is quiet fascinating. At elevated temperatures, only microorganisms are capable of growth and survival. Many thermophilic microbial genera have been isolated from man-made (washing machines, factory effluents, waste streams and acid mine effluents) and natural (volcanic areas, geothermal areas, terrestrial hot springs, submarine hydrothermal vents, geothermally heated oil reserves and oil wells, sun-heated litter and soils/sediments) thermal habitats throughout the world. Both culture-dependent and culture-independent approaches have been employed for understanding the diversity of microbes in hot environments. Interest in their diversity, ecology, and physiology has increased enormously during the past few decades as indicated by the deliberations in international conferences on extremophiles and thermophiles held every alternate year and papers published in journals such as Extremophiles. Thermophilic moulds and bacteria have been extensively studied in plant biomass bioconversion processes as sources of industrial enzymes and as gene donors. In the development of third generation biofuels such as bioethanol, thermophilic fungal and bacterial enzymes are of particular interest. The book is aimed at bringing together scattered up-to-date information on various aspects of thermophiles such as the diversity of thermophiles and viruses of thermophiles, their potential roles in pollution control and bioremediation, and composting.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Diversity of Hot Environments and Thermophilic Microbes

    Mehta, Deepika (et al.)

    Pages 3-60

  • Exploring the Ecology of Thermophiles from Australia’s Great Artesian Basin During the Genomic Era

    Ogg, Christopher D. (et al.)

    Pages 61-97

  • Hot Environments from Antarctica: Source of Thermophiles and Hyperthermophiles, with Potential Biotechnological Applications

    Flores, Patricio A. (et al.)

    Pages 99-118

  • Bacterial and Biochemical Properties of Newly Invented Aerobic, High-Temperature Compost

    Yoshii, Takahiro (et al.)

    Pages 119-135

  • Role of Thermophilic Microflora in Composting

    Rawat, Seema (et al.)

    Pages 137-169

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eBook $189.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5898-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thermophilic Microbes in Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology
Book Subtitle
Biotechnology of Thermophiles
Editors
  • Tulasi Satyanarayana
  • Jennifer Littlechild
  • Yutaka Kawarabayasi
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5899-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5899-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5898-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 954
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