Advances in Environmental Microbiology

The Structure and Function of Aquatic Microbial Communities

Editors: Hurst, Christon J. (Ed.)

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  • Provides new insights into the structure of microbial communities
  • Discusses techniques for preparing and distributing microbiologically safe drinking water
  • Describes techniques for isolating and cultivating microbes
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This book discusses how aquatic microbial communities develop interactive metabolic coordination both within and between species to optimize their energetics. It explains that microbial community structuration often includes functional stratification among a multitude of organisms that variously exist either suspended in the water, lodged in sediments, or bound to one another as biofilms on solid surfaces.  The authors describe techniques that can be used for preparing and distributing microbiologically safe drinking water, which presents the challenge of successfully removing the pathogenic members of the aquatic microbial community and then safely delivering that water to consumers.  Drinking water distribution systems have their own microbial ecology, which we must both understand and control in order to maintain the safety of the water supply.  Since studying aquatic microorganisms often entails identifying them, the book also discusses techniques for successfully isolating and cultivating bacteria. As such, it appeals to microbiologists, microbial ecologists and water quality scientists.

About the authors

​Christon J. Hurst

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 

and 

Universidad del Valle, Santiago de Cali, Valle, Colombia

e-mail: christonjhurst@fuse.net

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Understanding Aquatic Microbial Communities

    Pages 1-12

    Hurst, Christon J.

  • Relationship Between Lifestyle and Structure of Bacterial Communities and Their Functionality in Aquatic Systems

    Pages 13-52

    Zoccarato, Luca (et al.)

  • Biofilms: Besieged Cities or Thriving Ports?

    Pages 53-90

    Kroukamp, Otini (et al.)

  • Complex Structure but Simple Function in Microbial Mats from Antarctic Lakes

    Pages 91-120

    Hawes, Ian (et al.)

  • Fungal Decomposers in Freshwater Environments

    Pages 121-155

    Gulis, Vladislav (et al.)

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-16775-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16773-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Structure and Function of Aquatic Microbial Communities
Editors
  • Christon J. Hurst
Series Title
Advances in Environmental Microbiology
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16775-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16775-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16773-8
Series ISSN
2366-3324
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 351
Number of Illustrations
62 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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