Geomicrobiology / Edition 5

Geomicrobiology / Edition 5

by Henry Lutz Ehrlich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849379067

ISBN-13: 9780849379062

Pub. Date: 12/17/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Uncovers the Key Role Microbes Play in the Transformation of Oxidizable and Reducible Minerals

Many areas of geomicrobial processes are receiving serious attention from microbiologists, specifically the role microbes play in the formation and degradation of minerals and fossil fuels and elemental cycling. Most notably, the latest research finds

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Overview

Uncovers the Key Role Microbes Play in the Transformation of Oxidizable and Reducible Minerals

Many areas of geomicrobial processes are receiving serious attention from microbiologists, specifically the role microbes play in the formation and degradation of minerals and fossil fuels and elemental cycling. Most notably, the latest research finds that microbes have a more direct impact on the transformation of oxidizable and reducible minerals than was previously believed. Following in the footsteps of its prior editions, Geomicrobiology, Fifth Edition serves as an introduction to this globally pertinent field and as an up-to-date reference reflecting recent groundbreaking advances.

Includes an Array of Detailed
Illustrations

Authored by two of the leading authorities in the field, this book illuminates the processes by which bacteria catalyze geomicrobial reactions. Generously laden with tables,
graphics, diagrams, photographs, and illustrations, this all-encompassing reference examines the geomicrobial aspects of a wide range of minerals, including aluminum- and arsenic-containing minerals, and various fossil fuels.

Examines Geomicrobial Interactions with:

  • Silicon
  • Phosphorus
  • Nitrogen
  • Arsenic
  • Polonium
  • Plutonium
  • Manganese
  • Antimony
  • Chromium
  • Molybdenum
  • Vanadium
  • Uranium
  • Iron
  • One of life's great mysteries is how it sustains itself even in seemingly inhospitable environments, such as the deep subsurface. The authors anticipate that as mechanistic molecular approaches are increasingly applied to diverse problems in geomicrobiology, this and other fundamental puzzles will be resolved.

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780849379062
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    12/17/2008
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    628
    Product dimensions:
    7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

    Table of Contents

    Introduction

    Earth as a Microbial Habitat

    Origin of Life and Its Early History

    Lithosphere as a Microbial Habitat

    Hydrosphere as a Microbial Habitat

    Geomicrobial Processes: Physiological and Biochemical Overview

    Nonmolecular Methods in Geomicrobiology

    Molecular Methods in Geomicrobiology

    Microbial Formation and Degradation of Carbonates

    Geomicrobial Interactions with Silicon

    Geomicrobiology of Aluminum: Microbes and Bauxite

    Geomicrobial Interactions with Phosphorus

    Geomicrobially Important Interactions with Nitrogen

    Geomicrobial Interactions with Arsenic and Antimony

    Geomicrobiology of Mercury

    Geomicrobiology of Iron

    Geomicrobiology of Manganese

    Geomicrobial Interactions with Chromium, Molybdenum, Vanadium,

    Uranium, Polonium, and Plutonium

    Geomicrobiology of Sulfur

    Biogenesis and Biodegradation of Sulfi de Minerals at Earth’s Surface

    Geomicrobiology of Selenium and Tellurium

    Geomicrobiology of Fossil Fuels

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