Techniques in Microbial Ecology

Spiral Bound | December 1, 1997

EditorRobert S. Burlage, Ronald Atlas, David Stahl

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Microbial ecology is one of the fastest growing fields of microbiology. This practical volume is the bench and field scientist's guide to well-established techniques for investigating microbial communities. Both for biologists just entering the field and for experienced researchers wishingto explore new areas, this book provides the theoretical background, detailed protocols, and tips from experts for working in this field. Chapters on bacteria with interesting metabolic traits are augmented with chapters on molecular techniques, lipid analysis, and appropriate sampling techniques.The final section includes up-to-date information on biofilm development and study, the science and practice of bioremediation, modeling of biological systems (including the most useful statistical parameters), and the study of phylogenetics.

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Microbial ecology is one of the fastest growing fields of microbiology. This practical volume is the bench and field scientist's guide to well-established techniques for investigating microbial communities. Both for biologists just entering the field and for experienced researchers wishingto explore new areas, this book provides the ...

Robert S. Burlage is at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Ron Atlas is at University of Louisville.

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Format:Spiral BoundDimensions:480 pages, 9.09 × 10.91 × 0.79 inPublished:December 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Microbially-mediated Nitrogen Cycling2. Microbes of the Sulfur Cycle3. Isolation, Cultivation and Characterization of Iron * Manganese Reducing Bacteria4. The Aerobic, Hydrogen-oxidizing (Knallgas) Bacteria5. Methanogens6. Ecology of Methylotrophic Bacteria7. Terrestrial Fungal Communities8. Rapid Techniques for the Identification of Free-Living Protozoa9. Methods for Enumeration and Characterization of Bacteriophages from Environment Samples10. Sampling and Enumeration Techniques11. Signature Lipid Biomarker Analysis12. Isolation of Nucleic Acids from Environmental Samples13. Molecular Techniques14. Laboratory Studies of Bacterial Biofilms15. Theoretical and Applied Aspects of Bioremediation: The Influence of Microbiological Processes on Organic Contaminant Compounds in Field Sites16. Mathematical Modeling and Statistical Analysis17. Numerical Classification of Microorganisms

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"Designed for use by microbiologists, this 17--chapter bench and field scientist's guide provides the background information, protocols, and tips necessary for investigating microbial communities. . .Biologists just entering the filed of microbial ecology will also benefit form thisvolume."--BIOSIS, Volume 50 Issue