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Processes in Microbial Ecology

David L. Kirchman

Publication Date - March 2012

ISBN: 9780199586929

328 pages
Paperback
9.7 x 7.4 inches

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Retail Price to Students: $57.95

Written by one of the leading scientists in the field, Processes in Microbial Ecology discusses the major processes carried out by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and other protists in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems.

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Processes in Microbial Ecology discusses the major processes carried out by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and other protists in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems.

Written by one of the leading scientists in the field, the text focuses on biogeochemical processes, starting with primary production and the initial fixation of carbon into cellular biomass, before exploring how that carbon is degraded in both oxygen-rich (oxic) and oxygen-deficient (anoxic) environments.

The book neatly connects processes occurring at the micron scale to events happening at the global scale, including the carbon cycle and its connection to climate change issues.

A final chapter is devoted to symbiosis and other relationships between microbes and larger organisms.

Processes in Microbial Ecology is an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in microbial ecology and related fields.

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Reviews

"Kirchman's breadth of personal experience in many facets of microbial ecology is clear and he is at his best in describing these topics. There are few topics in microbial ecology that are not covered by the volume." -- The Quarterly Review of Biology

Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Elements, Biochemicals, and Structures of Microbes
    3. Physical-Chemical Environment of Microbes
    4. Microbial Primary Production and Phototrophy
    5. Degradation of Organic Material
    6. Microbial Growth, Biomass Production, and Controls
    7. Predation and Protists
    8. Ecology of Viruses
    9. Community Structure of Microbes in Natural Environments
    10. Genomes and Metagenomes of Microbes and Viruses
    11. Processes in Anoxic Environments
    12. The Nitrogen Cycle
    13. Introduction to Geomicrobiology
    14. Symbiosis and Microbes
    References
    Index

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