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Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology
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Hydrocarbons, Oils and Lipids: Diversity, Origin, Chemistry and Fate

Editors: Wilkes, Heinz (Ed.)

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the structural diversity and properties of hydrocarbons and lipids
  • Explores the origin and fate in nature of hydrocarbons and lipidsDiscusses the environmental context both from the bio- as well as the geoscience perspective
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About this book

This book describes the structural features and properties of important types of hydrocarbons and lipids and gives an overview of their analytical characterization in biological and environmental matrices. It covers the occurrence, biosynthesis and biological functions of these compound types in diverse organisms including bacteria and archaea, algae, higher plants and arthropods. It examines their distribution in the geosphere and fundamental processes controlling the fate of fossil organic matter. Finally, it addresses important aspects of their environmental chemistry and transfer processes between different compartments of bio- and geosphere.Hydrocarbons and lipids comprise extremely diverse organic compounds that play fundamental roles in biosphere and geosphere. They represent important functional components in all living organisms and constitute a major fraction of fossil organic matter in sedimentary systems.All chapters are written by renowned experts in the respective fields.

About the authors


Heinz Wilkes studied chemistry at the University of Hamburg. During his PhD he investigated the bacterial degradation of dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans and other aromatic compounds. He was a research scientist at the Institute of Petroleum and Organic Geochemistry of the Research Centre Jülich and in the Organic Geochemistry Section of the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam. Since 2015 he is a Professor for Organic Geochemistry at the Carl-von-Ossietzky-University Oldenburg in the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment. His research focuses on molecular mechanisms of biogeochemical key reactions and metabolic pathways in microorganisms, the origin, fate and transformation of hydrocarbons and petroleum in the environment and in the geosphere, and the reconstruction of past environments and climates using organic-geochemical proxy parameters. He is a member of the board of the European Association of Organic Geochemists.

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eReference £479.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: August 11, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90569-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Print £399.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: August 11, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90568-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Print + eBook £639.59
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Currently this title cannot be preordered through the webshop. Please contact our Customer Service by e-mail (Customerservice@springernature.com) or via phone: (+49 6221 3450) to preorder.
  • Due: August 11, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90570-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hydrocarbons, Oils and Lipids: Diversity, Origin, Chemistry and Fate
Editors
  • Heinz Wilkes
Series Title
Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eReference ISBN
978-3-319-90569-3
Print ISBN
978-3-319-90568-6
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90570-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
800
Number of Illustrations
65 b/w illustrations, 102 illustrations in colour
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