Environmental Microbiology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/19/2008
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science

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For microbiology and environmental microbiology courses, this leading textbook builds on the academic success of the previous edition by including a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of environmental microbiology as a discipline that has grown in scope and interest in recent years. From environmental science and microbial ecology to topics in molecular genetics, this edition relates environmental microbiology to the work of a variety of life science, ecology, and environmental science investigators. The authors and editors have taken the care to highlight links between environmental microbiology and topics important to our changing world such as bioterrorism and national security with sections on practical issues such as bioremediation, waterborne pathogens, microbial risk assessment, and environmental biotechnology. WHY ADOPT THIS EDITION? New chapters on: . Urban Environmental Microbiology . Bacterial Communities in Natural Ecosystems . Global Change and Microbial Infectious Disease . Microorganisms and Bioterrorism . Extreme Environments (emphasizing the ecology of these environments) . Aquatic Environments (now devoted to its own chapter- was combined with Extreme Environments) Updates to Methodologies: . Nucleic Acid -Based Methods: microarrays, phyloarrays, real-time PCR, metagomics, and comparative genomics . Physiological Methods: stable isotope fingerprinting and functional genomics and proteomics-based approaches . Microscopic Techniques: FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization) and atomic force microscopy . Cultural Methods: new approaches to enhanced cultivation of environmental bacteria . Environmental Sample Collection and Processing: added section on air sampling

Table of Contents

Review of Basic Microbiological Concepts
Introduction to Environmental Microbiology
Bacterial Growth
Microbial Environments
Earth Environments
Aquatic Environments
Extreme Environments
Detection, Enumeration, and Indentification
Environmental Sample Collection & Processing
Microscopic Techniques
Cultural Methods
Physiological Methods
Immunological Methods
Nucleic Acid-Based Methods of Analysis
Microbial Communication, Activities, and Interactions With Environment and Nutrient Cycling
Biogeochemical Cycling
Consequences of Biogeochemical Cycles Gone Wild
Microbial Communication: Bacteria/Bacteria and Bacteria/Host
Bacterial Communities in Natural Ecosystems
Global Change and Microbial Infectious Disease
Microbial Transport
Remediation of Organic and Metal Pollutants
Microorganisms and Organic Pollutants
Microorganisms and Metal Pollutants
Water- and Food-Borne Pathogens
Environmentally Transmitted Pathogens
Indicator Microorganisms
Waste Treatment and Disinfection
Wastewater Treatment and Biosolids Reuse
Drinking Water Treatment
Urban Microbiology
Domestic and Indoor Microbiology
Microorganisms and Bioterrorism
Risk Assessment
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