Environmental Microbiology Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Jean-Claude Bertrand
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 940179118X
Format: PDF
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This book is a treatise on microbial ecology that covers traditional and cutting-edge issues in the ecology of microbes in the biosphere. It emphasizes on study tools, microbial taxonomy and the fundamentals of microbial activities and interactions within their communities and environment as well as on the related food web dynamics and biogeochemical cycling. The work exceeds the traditional domain of microbial ecology by revisiting the evolution of cellular prokaryotes and eukaryotes and stressing the general principles of ecology. The overview of the topics, authored by more than 80 specialists, is one of the broadest in the field of environmental microbiology. The overview of the topics, authored by more than 80 specialists, is one of the broadest in the field of environmental microbiology.

Microbial Ecology

Author: Ronald M. Atlas
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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The leading text since its first edition, the Fourth Edition retains its comprehensiveness, covering both the principles of microbial ecology and the biotechnology applications critical to the field. The authors, both well-known and respected scientists, have extensively updated the Fourth Edition to incorporate the latest research and literature sources as well as new and expanded coverage of hot topics such as biofilms, thermal vent communities, extreme habitats, starvation response, molecular methods for studying microbial ecology, microbial diversity, biodegradation, and bioremediation.

Environmental Chemistry Tenth Edition

Author: Stanley Manahan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498776949
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With clear explanations, real-world examples and updated questions and answers, the tenth edition of Environmental Chemistry emphasizes the concepts essential to the practice of environmental science, technology and chemistry while introducing the newest innovations in the field. The author follows the general format and organization popular in preceding editions, including an approach based upon the five environmental spheres and the relationship of environmental chemistry to the key concepts of sustainability, industrial ecology and green chemistry. This readily adaptable text has been revamped to emphasize important topics such as the world water crisis. It details global climate change to a greater degree than previous editions, underlining the importance of abundant renewable energy in minimizing human influences on climate. Environmental Chemistry is designed for a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental chemistry, environmental science and sustainability as well as serving as a general reference work for professionals in the environmental sciences and engineering.

Invertebrate Bacteriology

Author: Aurelio Ciancio
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9402408843
Format: PDF
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This compendium reviews different processes acting on bacterial groups that evolved one or more relationships with members of the most important invertebrate Phyla. Starting from principles of basic bacteriology the book provides data on bacteria interactions with pests, animal or human diseases. Being present in all environments, from deep see to crops, animals or plants, invertebrates represent the most significant and ancient fraction of the eukaryotic biomass on earth. Their evolutive adaptations and links with bacteria, established over time scales of ages, range from vectored diseases to speciation, within a wide range of environmental niches and biocenosis, including oceanic hydrothermal vents. Main functional processes include pathogenicity, parasitism, transmission, immunity, symbiosis and speciation. A review about recent advances achieved in these research topics is given, focussing on one or more aspects concerning significant evolutive paths of bacteria and underlying functional links. Rather than proceeding through the order and structure of taxonomies, the volume is organized by processes, examining their functional role in different lineages, including but not limited to insects or nematodes. Processes involved in parasitism focus, at a finer level, on examples from many taxa. Molecular aspects underpinning these and other functional processes include the effects of horizontal gene transfer, the mechanisms active in immune defense and vectoring, and the antibacterial peptides. Finally, the effects of climate warming, biological invasions and agriculture are examined, with particular attention to farming and environment.

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease

Author: Benjamin Roche
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192507109
Format: PDF, Docs
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In recent years, the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases has been studied extensively and new approaches to the study of host-pathogen interactions continue to emerge. At the same time, pathogen control in low-income countries has tended to remain largely informed by classical epidemiology, where the objective is to treat as many people as possible, despite recent research suggesting new opportunities for improved disease control in the context of limited economic resources. The need to integrate the scientific developments in the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases with public health strategy in low-income countries is now more important than ever. This novel text uniquely incorporates the latest research in ecology and evolutionary biology into the discussion of public health issues in low-income countries. It brings together an international team of experts from both universities and health NGOs to provide an up-to-date, authoritative, and challenging review of the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, focusing on low-income countries for effective public health applications and outcomes. It discusses a range of public health threats including malaria, TB, HIV, measles, Ebola, tuberculosis, influenza and meningitis among others.

Der Experimentator Molekularbiologie Genomics

Author: Cornel Mülhardt
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783827420367
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dieses überaus erfolgreiche Laborhandbuch präsentiert das Grundlagenwissen sowie Tipps und Tricks für den Umgang mit Nucleinsäuren. Es richtet sich an alle Experimentatoren, die molekularbiologische Versuche durchführen wollen und gern nachvollziehen möchten, was sich in ihrem Reaktionsgefäß abspielt. Das ganze Spektrum der üblichen molekularbiologischen Methoden wird vorgestellt, kommentiert und Alternativen aufgezeigt. Am Ende findet sich auch noch ein Kapitel zur Karriereplanung.

Textbook of Environmental Microbiology

Author: Pradipta K. Mohapatra
Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9788190656672
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The present book meets the requirement of the students of Microbiology, Biotechnology, Life Sciences and Environmental Sciences. It provides the fundamental knowledge on the microbial diversity, processes and applications in the environment. This can also be used as a source of basic knowledge for the researchers in the field of environmental microbiology. This book contains * Microbial approaches to wastewater treatment * Microbial diversity and processes in different habitats * The microbiology of extreme environments * Microbial remediation of wasteland and pesticide contaminated habitats * Microbial interactions in the environment and their role in the environmental processes * Symbiotic interaction of microbes with plants and animals and their role in ecosystem stability * The rhizosphere microbiology and its role in plant productivity * Microbial processes in saline and freshwater habitats * Microbial mobilization of nutrients with special reference to the mobilization of nitrogen and phosphorus * Advanced methodologies to study the microbial diversity and phylogenetic relationship in the environment * Microbial remediation of the metal contaminated habitats * Microbial mobilization and recovery of valuable metals from low grade ores and diluted solutions * Microbial degradation of recalcitrant pollutants * Determination of the environmental quality by microbial indication

Principles and Applications of Environmental Biotechnology for a Sustainable Future

Author: Ram Lakhan Singh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811018669
Format: PDF, ePub
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This textbook on Environmental Biotechnology not only presents an unbiased overview of the practical biological approaches currently employed to address environmental problems, but also equips readers with a working knowledge of the science that underpins them. Starting with the fundamentals of biotechnology, it subsequently provides detailed discussions of global environmental problems including microbes and their interaction with the environment, xenobiotics and their remediation, solid waste management, waste water treatment, bioreactors, biosensors, biomining and biopesticides. This book also covers renewable and non-renewable bioenergy resources, biodiversity and its conservation, and approaches to monitoring biotechnological industries, genetically modified microorganism and foods so as to increase awareness. All chapters are written in a highly accessible style, and each also includes a short bibliography for further research. In summary this textbook offers a valuable asset, allowing students, young researchers and professionals in the biotechnology industry to grasp the basics of environmental biotechnology.