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Geomicrobiology: Molecular and Environmental Perspective

Editors: Loy, Alexander, Mandl, Martin, Barton, Larry L. (Eds.)

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  • Covers the interaction of microorganisms with geological activities resulting in processes influencing development of the Earth's geo- and biospheres
  • Addresses environmental proteomics, functional gene arrays, isotope labelling, bioinformatics & related techniques to analyze relationships & functions of microbes in complex, natural communities
  • Provides a review of the origin of life and the evolution of metabolic pathways
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This book is an interdisciplinary review of recent developments in topics including origin of life, microbial-mineral interactions, and microbial processes functioning in marine and terrestrial environments. A major component of this book addresses molecular techniques to evaluate microbial evolution and assess relationships of microbes in complex, natural communities. The function of microbial community members and their possible geological impact are evaluated from a perspective of (meta)genomics, (meta)proteomics, and isotope labeling. As well as summarizing current knowledge in various areas, it also reveals unresolved questions that require future investigations. These chapters enhance our fundamental knowledge of geomicrobiology that contributes to the exploitation of microbial functions in mineral and environmental biotechnology applications. Authors have provided skillful reviews and outlined unique perspectives on environmental microorganisms and their related processes.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Chemoautotrophic Origin of Life: The Iron–Sulfur World Hypothesis

    Pages 1-35

    Wächtershäuser, Günter

  • Evolution of Metabolic Pathways and Evolution of Genomes

    Pages 37-68

    Emiliani, Giovanni (et al.)

  • Novel Cultivation Strategies for Environmentally Important Microorganisms

    Pages 69-89

    Overmann, Jörg

  • Environmental Proteomics: Studying Structure and Function of Microbial Communities

    Pages 91-108

    Schneider, Thomas (et al.)

  • Analysis of Microbial Communities by Functional Gene Arrays

    Pages 109-126

    Nostrand, Joy D. (et al.)

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eBook $179.00
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Hardcover $279.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8149-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geomicrobiology: Molecular and Environmental Perspective
Editors
  • Alexander Loy
  • Martin Mandl
  • Larry L. Barton
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9204-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9204-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9203-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8149-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 437
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