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Microbiology Monographs

Uncultivated Microorganisms

Editors: Epstein, Slava S. (Ed.)

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The number of existing microbial species may be in the millions, but only a few thousand have been isolated in pure culture and described. The principal reason for this tremendous disparity is that, mysteriously, over 99% of all environmental microorganisms refuse to grow in the laboratory. The phenomenon of microbial uncultivability has been recognized as one of the main challenges for basic and applied microbiology, and finding a way to access this uncultivated microbial majority may change many aspects of biology and biotechnology as we know them today.

This volume describes the discovery of the phenomenon, the current hypotheses on its physiological and molecular nature, state-of-the-art approaches to "outsmarting" the uncultivated microorganisms, and the importance of the uncultivated microbial majority in medicine and biotechnology. It reveals the hidden universe of uncultivated microorganisms, their unparalleled diversity and enormous potential for application.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Uncultivated Microorganisms
Editors
  • Slava S. Epstein
Series Title
Microbiology Monographs
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-85465-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-85465-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-85464-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-24258-8
Series ISSN
1862-5576
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 208
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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