Environmental Microbiology by Ian L. Pepper

Environmental Microbiology

byIan L. Pepper, Ian L. Pepper, Charles P. Gerba...EditorCharles P. Gerba, Terry J. Gentry

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For microbiology and environmental microbiology courses, this leading textbook builds on the academic success of the previous edition by including a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of environmental microbiology as a discipline that has grown in scope and interest in recent years. From environmental science and microbial ecology to topics in molecular genetics, this edition relates environmental microbiology to the work of a variety of life science, ecology, and environmental science investigators. The authors and editors have taken the care to highlight links between environmental microbiology and topics important to our changing world such as bioterrorism and national security with sections on practical issues such as bioremediation, waterborne pathogens, microbial risk assessment, and environmental biotechnology.

WHY ADOPT THIS EDITION?
New chapters on:
• Urban Environmental Microbiology
• Bacterial Communities in Natural Ecosystems
• Global Change and Microbial Infectious Disease
• Microorganisms and Bioterrorism
• Extreme Environments (emphasizing the ecology of these environments)
• Aquatic Environments (now devoted to its own chapter- was combined with Extreme Environments)

Updates to Methodologies:
• Nucleic Acid -Based Methods: microarrays, phyloarrays, real-time PCR, metagomics, and comparative genomics
• Physiological Methods: stable isotope fingerprinting and functional genomics and proteomics-based approaches
• Microscopic Techniques: FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization) and atomic force microscopy
• Cultural Methods: new approaches to enhanced cultivation of environmental bacteria
• Environmental Sample Collection and Processing: added section on air sampling

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Title:Environmental MicrobiologyFormat:OtherDimensions:624 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:October 13, 2011Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080919405

ISBN - 13:9780080919409

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Environmental Microbiology; Microorganisms in the Environment; Bacterial Growth; Terrestrial Environments; Aeromicrobiology; Aquatic Environments; Extreme Environments; Environmental Sample Collection & Processing; Microscopic Techniques; Cultural Methods; Physiological Methods; Immunological Methods; Nucleic Acid-Based Methods; Biogeochemical Cycling; Consequences of Biogeochemical Cycles Gone Wild; Bacteria/Bacteria and Bacteria/Plant Communication; Bacterial Communities in Natural and Engineered Ecosystems; Microorganisms and Organic Pollutants; Microorganisms and Metal Pollutants; Microbial Transport; Environmentally Transmitted Pathogens; Indicator Microorganisms; Domestic Wastes, Waste Treatment and Biosolids Reuse; Drinking Water Treatment; Disinfection; Water Distribution Systems and Biofilms; Domestic Microbiology; Bioterrorism and Biological Warfare; Risk Assessment.