The Marine Microbiome

An Untapped Source of Biodiversity and Biotechnological Potential

Editors: Stal, Lucas J., Cretoiu, Mariana Silvia (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive and up-to-date review of marine microbial diversity and their habitats
  • Discusses the role of marine microbial diversity in ecosystem function
  • Presents novel products from marine microorganisms
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This book describes the state-of-the-art concerning the ‘marine microbiome’ and its uses in biotechnology. The first part discusses the diversity and ecology of marine microorganisms and viruses, including all three domains of life: Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya. It discusses whether marine microorganisms exist and, if so, why they might be unique. The second part presents selected marine habitats, their inhabitants and how they influence biogeochemical cycles, while the third discusses the utilization of marine microbial resources, including legal aspects, dissemination, and public awareness.
The marine microbiome is the total of microorganisms and viruses in the ocean and seas and in any connected environment, including the seafloor and marine animals and plants. The diversity of microbial life remains unquantified and largely unknown, and could represent a hidden treasure for human society. Accordingly, this book is also intended to connect academics and industry, providing essential information for microbiologists from both fields. 

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Lucas J. Stal and Dr. Mariana Silvia Cretoiu

NIOZ Royal Institute for Sea Research

Department of Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry

and Utrecht University

and University of Amsterdam

Yersseke, The Netherlands

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • What is so Special About Marine Microorganisms? Introduction to the Marine Microbiome—From Diversity to Biotechnological Potential

    Bolhuis, Henk (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

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  • Marine Bacteria and Archaea: Diversity, Adaptations, and Culturability

    Overmann, Jörg (et al.)

    Pages 21-55

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  • Phototrophic Microorganisms: The Basis of the Marine Food Web

    Hess, Wolfgang R. (et al.)

    Pages 57-97

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  • Marine Fungi

    Rédou, Vanessa (et al.)

    Pages 99-153

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  • Marine Viruses

    Brussaard, Corina P.D. (et al.)

    Pages 155-183

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eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33000-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32998-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Marine Microbiome
Book Subtitle
An Untapped Source of Biodiversity and Biotechnological Potential
Editors
  • Lucas J. Stal
  • Mariana Silvia Cretoiu
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33000-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33000-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32998-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 498
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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