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Micro-organisms and Earth Systems

Micro-organisms and Earth Systems

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M. Wagner, M. W. Taylor, L. A. Warren, N. D. Gray, I. M. Head, D. W. Hopkins, B. Elberling, L. G. Greenfield, E. G. Gregorich, P. Novis, A. G. O'Donnell, A. D. Sparrow, V. R. Phoenix, A. A. Korenevsky, V. R. F. Matias, J. Beveridge, J. Coombs, T. Barkay, L. G. Benning, V. Phoenix, B. W. Mountain, K. H. Nealson, R. Popa, D. B. Nedwell, G. M. Gadd, M. Fomina, E. P. Burford, K. Pedersen, J. A. Raven, K. Brown, M. Mackay, J. Beardall, M. Giordano, E. Granum, R. C. Leegood, K. Kilminster, D. I. Walker, J. R. Lloyd, M. Krüger, T. Treude, N. Clipson, E. Landy, M. Otte, P. C. Bennett, A. S. Engel
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  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521862226

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  • There is growing awareness that important environmental transformations are catalysed, mediated and influenced by microorganisms, and geomicrobiology can be defined as the influence of microorganisms on geologic processes. This is probably the most rapidly growing area of microbiology at present, combining environmental and molecular microbiology together with significant areas of mineralogy, geochemistry and hydrology. This volume focuses on the function of microorganisms in the environment and their influence on 'global' processes. It will include state-of-the art approaches to visualisation, culture and identification, community interactions and gene transfer, and diversity studies in relation to key processes. This overview for researchers and graduate students will represent environmental microbiology in its broadest sense and help to promote exciting collaborations between microbiologists and those in complementary physical and chemical disciplines.

    • This volume presents the most up-to-date, state of the art research in this area
    • Describes up-to-date mechanisms involved and appropriate methodologies and research approaches
    • Multidisciplinary approach - at the interface of microbiology and earth sciences
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    'This book constitutes a milestone in the emerging field of biogeosciences and will interest not only microbial ecologists and geomicrobiologists, but also all scientists working with a multidisciplinary perspective and approach to understand the Earth's biogeosystem.' Microbiology Today

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    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521862226
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 153 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • contains: 79 b/w illus. 16 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Isotopic-labelling methods for deciphering the function of uncultured micro-organisms M. Wagner and M. W. Taylor
    2. Biofilms and metal geochemistry: the relevance of micro-organism-induced geochemical transformations L. A. Warren
    3. Minerals, mats, pearls and veils: themes and variations in giant sulfur bacteria N. D. Gray and I. M. Head
    4. Soil micro-organisms in Antarctic dry valleys: resource supply and utilization D. W. Hopkins, B. Elberling, L. G. Greenfield, E. G. Gregorich, P. Novis, A. G. O'Donnell and A. D. Sparrow
    5. New insights into bacterial cell-wall structure and physico-chemistry: implications for interactions with metal ions and minerals V. R. Phoenix, A. A. Korenevsky, V. R. F. Matias and T. J. Beveridge
    6. Horizontal gene transfer of metal homeostasis genes and its role in microbial communities of the deep terrestrial subsurfaces J. Coombs and T. Barkay
    7. Biosilicification: the role of cyanobacteria in silico sinter deposition L. G. Benning, V. Phoenix and B. W. Mountain
    8. Metabolic diversity in the microbial world: relevance to exobiology K. H. Nealson and R. Popa
    9. Biogeochemical cycling in polar, temperate and tropical coastal zones: similarities and differences D. B. Nedwell
    10. Fungal roles and function in rock, mineral and soil transformations G. M. Gadd, M. Fomina and E. P. Burford
    11. The deep intraterrestrial biosphere K. Pedersen
    12. Iron, nitrogen, phosphorus and zinc cycling and consequences for primary productivity in the oceans J. A. Raven, K. Brown, M. Mackay, J. Beardall, M. Giordano, E. Granum, R. C. Leegood, K. Kilminster and D. I. Walker
    13. Mechanisms and environmental impact of microbial metal reduction J. R. Lloyd
    14. New insights into the physiology and regulation of the anaerobic oxidation of methane M. Krüger and T. Treude
    15. Biogeochemical roles of fungi in marine and estuarine habitats N. Clipson, E. Landy and M. Otte
    16. Role of micro-organisms in karstification P. C. Bennett and A. S. Engel.

  • Editors

    Geoff Gadd, University of Dundee
    Geoffrey Michael Gadd is Professor of Microbiology and Head of the Division of Environmental and Applied Biology in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, UK.

    Kirk Semple, Lancaster University
    Kirk T. Semple is a Reader in the Department of Environmental Science at Lancaster University, UK.

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    Hilary Lappin-Scott, University of Exeter
    Hilary M. Lappin-Scott is Professor of Environmental Microbiology in the School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, UK.

    Contributors

    M. Wagner, M. W. Taylor, L. A. Warren, N. D. Gray, I. M. Head, D. W. Hopkins, B. Elberling, L. G. Greenfield, E. G. Gregorich, P. Novis, A. G. O'Donnell, A. D. Sparrow, V. R. Phoenix, A. A. Korenevsky, V. R. F. Matias, J. Beveridge, J. Coombs, T. Barkay, L. G. Benning, V. Phoenix, B. W. Mountain, K. H. Nealson, R. Popa, D. B. Nedwell, G. M. Gadd, M. Fomina, E. P. Burford, K. Pedersen, J. A. Raven, K. Brown, M. Mackay, J. Beardall, M. Giordano, E. Granum, R. C. Leegood, K. Kilminster, D. I. Walker, J. R. Lloyd, M. Krüger, T. Treude, N. Clipson, E. Landy, M. Otte, P. C. Bennett, A. S. Engel

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