Marine Microbiology: Ecology and Applications / Edition 1

Marine Microbiology: Ecology and Applications / Edition 1

by Colin Munn
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859962882

ISBN-13: 9781859962886

Pub. Date: 10/16/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Marine micro-organisms play a vital role in the maintenance of our planet, a fact which will have great bearing on our ability to respond to problems such as population increase, over-exploitation of fisheries, climate change and population. Powerful new tools, especially in molecular biology, remote sending and deep-sea exploration, have led to astonishing

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Marine micro-organisms play a vital role in the maintenance of our planet, a fact which will have great bearing on our ability to respond to problems such as population increase, over-exploitation of fisheries, climate change and population. Powerful new tools, especially in molecular biology, remote sending and deep-sea exploration, have led to astonishing discoveries of the abundance and diversity of marine microbial life and its role in global ecology.
New tools and an increased interest in ecological factors have caused an upsurge of interest in this field of study. The book aims to convey the fascinating discoveries and great importance of this fast moving discipline to the student. Marine Microbiology is divided into three sections: the first reviews the main features of the marine environment and key aspects of marine microbial life; the second looks at the role of marine microorganisms in ecology, and the final section considers some of the applications of this knowledge, looking into areas such as disease and biodegradation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859962886
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/16/2003
Series:
Advanced Texts Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

1. Microbes in the Marine Environment. 2. Methods in Marine Microbiology. 3. Structure of Marine Prokaryotes. 4. Physiology of Marine Prokaryotes. 5. Marine Bacteria. 6. Marine Archaea. 7. Marine Eukaryotic Microbes. 8. Marine Viruses. 9. The Role of Microbes in Ocean Processes. 10. Symbiotic Associations. 11. Human Disease - Bacteria and Viruses. 12. Human Disease - Toxic Dinoflagellates Diatoms. 13. Diseases of Marine Mammals. 14. Microbial Diseases of Fish. 15. Diseases of Invertebrates. 16. Marine Microbes and Human Society. 17. Concluding Remarks.

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