Microbiology of Extreme Soils / Edition 1

Microbiology of Extreme Soils / Edition 1

by Patrice Dion
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540742301

ISBN-13: 9783540742302

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This volume provides a comprehensive coverage of the principal extreme soil ecosystems of natural and anthropogenic origin. Extreme soils oppose chemical or physical limits to colonization by most soil organisms and present the microbiologist with exciting opportunities.

Described here are a range of fascinating environments from permafrost to Martian soils. The

Overview

This volume provides a comprehensive coverage of the principal extreme soil ecosystems of natural and anthropogenic origin. Extreme soils oppose chemical or physical limits to colonization by most soil organisms and present the microbiologist with exciting opportunities.

Described here are a range of fascinating environments from permafrost to Martian soils. The book includes chapters on basic research in addition to applications in biotechnology and bioremediation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540742302
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
Soil Biology Series, #13
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
369
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.43(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Principles of Extreme Soil Microbiology.- The Microbiological Promises of Extreme Soils.- Microbial Diversity, Life Strategies, and Adaptation to Life in Extreme Soils.- Extreme Views on Prokaryote Evolution.- Biodiversity: Extracting Lessons from Extreme Soils.- Natural Extreme Soils.- Halophilic and Halotolerant Micro-Organisms from Soils.- Atacama Desert Soil Microbiology.- Microbial Communities and Processes in Arctic Permafrost Environments.- Aerobic, Endospore-Forming Bacteria from Antarctic Geothermal Soils.- Peatland Microbiology.- Subsurface Geomicrobiology of the Iberian Pyritic Belt.- The Potential for Extant Life in the Soils of Mars.- Anthropogenic Extreme Soils.- Bacteriology of Extremely Cold Soils Exposed to Hydrocarbon Pollution.- Microbiology of Oil-Contaminated Desert Soils and Coastal Areas in the Arabian Gulf Region.- Microbial Communities in Fire-Affected Soils.- Endophytes and Rhizosphere Bacteria of Plants Growing in Heavy Metal-Containing Soils.- Interactions of Fungi and Radionuclides in Soil.

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