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Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology, 6 Volume Set




Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology, 6 Volume Set

Gabriel Bitton (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-35450-5 March 2002 3730 Pages


A single, comprehensive resource for researchers, scientists, and students in environmental microbiology
In recent years, the field of environmental microbiology has taken on new importance. But even with a wealth of new research and new interest in the subject, there has never been a single resource to which professionals and students could turn for reliable, detailed coverage of the field. This six-volume set serves as a comprehensive look at the field complete with the latest cutting-edge research. The Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology provides, in one source, all the information researchers and scientists need for this rapidly growing field. It covers the full range of topics, from aquatic microbiology and environmental biotechnology, to public health and water treatment microbiology. Features include:
  • Approximately 350 articles provide A-Z coverage of the entire field of environmental microbiology and all important topics
  • Extensive cross-referencing, bibliographies, and a complex index
  • Illustrated with photographs, tables, and line drawings
Article Title.

Activated Sludge - Foaming.

Activated Sludge - G-Bacteria.

Activated Sludge - Microbiology of Nitrogen Removal.

Activated Sludge - Molecular Techniques for Determining Community Composition.

Activated Sludge - Sequencing Batch Reactors.

Activated Sludge - The Floc.

Activated sludge - the process.

Activated Sludge - The Protozoa.

Activated Sludge Models - Microbiological Basis.

Activated Sludge- The Microbial Community.


Adhesion (primary) of Microorganisms onto Surfaces.

Adhesion, immobilization and retention of microorganisms on solid substrata.


Aerobic Respiration, Principles of.

Aerobic Spores: Application in monitoring drinking water treatment.

Aeromonas hydrophilia.

Aggregates and Consortia, Microbial.

Airborne Toxogenic Molds.

Algae Biotechnology.

Algal Blooms - Impact on Treatment, Taste and Odor Problems.

Algal Turf Scrubbing: Potential Use For Wastewater Treatment.

Alkaliphiles: Alkaline Enzymes and their Applications.

Anaerobic Granules and Granulation Processes.

Archaea in biotechnology.

Archaea in Marine Environments.

Archaea in soil Habitats.

Archea: Detection Methods.

Assimilable Organic Carbon.


Bacterial Phytostimulators in the Rhizosphere: from Research to Application.

Bacteriophage Detection Methodologies.

Bacteriophage of Enteric Bacteria: Occurrence and Persistence in the Environment.

Bacteriophage: Basic biology.

Bateriophage as indicators.

Bioaerosol Sampling and Analysis.

Bioaerosols in Agricultural Outdoor Settings.

Bioaerosols in Industrial Settings.

Bioaerosols: Transport and Fate.


Biochip-based devices and methods in microbial community ribotyping in environmental microbiology.

BioContaminants in Residential Environments, Bacterial.

Biocontrol, microbial agents in soil.

Biocorrosion: Role of Sulfate Reducing Bacteria.

Biodegradability: Methods for assessing biodegradability under laboratory and field conditions.

Biodegradable Dissolved Organic Carbon in Drinking Water.

Biodeterioration of Mineral Materials.

Biodiversity in soils: Use of Molecular Methods for its Characterization.

Biofilm Detachment.

Biofilms in natural and drinking water systems.

Biofilms in the Food Industry.

Biofilms: Bacterial-fungal biofilms.


Biofouling in the Marine Environment.

Biofouling Industrial System.

Biofouling: Chemical Control of Biofouling in Water Systems.


Bioleaching of metals.

Bioluminescence, Methodology.

Biomass: Soil Microbial Biomass.

Biomineralization in Subsurface Environment.


Bioremediation of Soils.

Bioremediation: An Overview of How Microbiological Processes Can be Applied to the cleanup of organic and inorganic environmental pollutants.

Bioremediation: Aquatic Ecosystems.

Biosolids: Anaerobic Digestion of.

Biosurfactants: Types, Screening Methods and Applications.


Biotrickling filters for air pollution control.

Bottled Water, Microbiology of.

Campylobacter jejuni and other Enteric Campylobacter.

Carbon Transformations and Activity in Biofilms.

Caves and Mines: Microbiological Sampling.

Caves and Other Low-Light Environments: Aerophitic Photoautotrophic Microorganisms.

Chemical weapons, biodegradation of.



Coagulation - Pathogens and parasites removal by.


Cold-Adapted Microorganisms: Adaptation Strategies and Biotechnological Potential.

Coliform Bacteria - Control in Drinking Water Distribution Systems.

Coliform Bacteria as Indicators of Water Quality.

Compost: Biodegradation of Toxic Organic Compounds.

Conditioning films in Aquatic Environment.

Cretaceous Shales and Sandstones.

Cryptosporidium: Basic Biology and Epidemiology.

Cyanobacteria - Toxins in drinking water.

Cyanobacteria in aquatic environments (freshwater and marine).

Cyclospora: Basic Biology, occurrence fate and methodologies.

Data Analysis and Modeling.

Denitrification in the Marine Environment.

Desert Environments: Biological Soil Crusts.


Desication by Exposure to Space Vacuum and extremely Dry Desserts: Effects on Microorganisms.

Desulfurization of Fossil Fuels.

Diatoms in biofilms.

Disinfection of protozoa.

Disinfection: Chlorine, monochloramine, chlorine dioxide.

Drinking Water Distribution Systems.

Ecological Significance of Subsurface Microorganisms.

EndolithicMicroorganisms in Arid Regions.

Endosymbiosis in Ecology and Evolution.

Enhanced Detection of Airborne Microorganisms.

Entamoeba Histolytica: Entamoeba Dispar.

Enteroviruses in Water: Concentration and Dectection.

Enteroviruses: Basic Biology and Diseases.

Enteroviruses: Occurrence and Persistence in the Environment.

Enzymes: Biotechnological Applications.

Eutrophication and algae.

Evolution of Matabolic Pathways.

Explosives, biodegradation of.

Extracellular Enzymes in Biofilms.

Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) Structural, Ecological and Technical Aspects.

Extremophiles: Life in Extreme Environments.

Fate and Microbial Degradation of Halogenated Aromatics.

Fate of viruses or protozoan parasites in aquatic sediments?

Fecal Contamination, Sources of.

Fecal Streptococi/Enterococci in Aquatic Environments.

Field release of bacteria.

Filamentous Bacteria in Activated Sludge: Current Taxonomic Status and Ecology.

Filamentous Bulking in Activated Sludge: Control of.

Filtration - Removal of Microbes by.

Flooded soils.

Fluorescent In-situ rRNA Probes for Microbial Labeling in Environmental Samples.

Free-Living Amebas Present in the Environment can Cause Meningoencephalitis in Humans and Other Animals.

Freeze Drying: Preservation of Microorganisms by Freeze-Drying.

Fungal Allergy and Allergens.

Fungal Contaminants.

Fungi and Indoor Air.

Fungi in Marine/Estuarine Waters.

Fungi, for Biotechnology.

Gallionella ferruginea: An Iron-Oxidizing and Stalk-Forming Groundwater Bacterium.

Gene exchange in biofilms.

Genetically engineered microorganisms For Biodegradation of Recalcitrant Compounds.

Genetically Modified Microorganisms (GMM) in Soil Environments.

Genomics, Environmental.

Geological and Geochemical Significance of Subsurface Microorganisms.

Giardia: Basic Biology.

Giardia: Detection and Occurrence of in the Environment.

Green Fluorescent Protein.

Halophiles: Aerobic Halophilic Microorganisms.

Halophiles: Anaerobic Prokaryotes for Hypersaline Environments.

Helicobacter pylori.

Hepatitis Viruses (HAV-HEV).

Heterotrophic Bacteria.

High Hydrostatic Pressure: Microbial Inactivation and Food Preservation.

Home Treatment Devices - Microbiology of Point of Use and Point of Entry Devices.

Hot Desert Soil Communities.

Human Caliciviruses: Basic Virology and Epidemiology.

Hydrophobicity of Microorganisms.

Hydrothermal Vents: Biodiversity in Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents.

Hydrothermal vents: Prokaryotes in Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents.


Identification of Airborne Fungi.

Identification of Microbial Isolates.

Igneous Rock Aquifers Microbial Communities.

Image Analysis in Microorganisms.

Infectious Airborne Pathogens.

Influence, activity, and growth of subsurface microfilms in petroleum reservoirs.

Inorganic Nutrient Use by Marine Microorganisms.

Insecticides, microbial.

Invertebrate and Protozoa (Free Living) in Drinking Water Distribution Systems.

Isospora Basic Biology.

Kinetics (microbial): Theory and Applications.

Kinetics of Microbial Processes and Population Growth in Soil.

Landfilling of Municipal Wastes.

Laser Scanning Microsopy in combination with Flourescence Techniques for Biofilms Study.

Legionella in the Environment: Persistence, Evolution, and Pathogenicity.



Lipid Biomarkers in Environmental Microbiology.

Lithotrophic Microbial Ecosystems in the Subsurface.

Luciferase and Green Flourescent protein as Bioreporters in Microbial Systems.

Lyme borreliosis.

Marine Biofilms, Ecology of.

Marine Biotechnology.


Metabolism of Mixtures of Pollutants.

Metal (U,Fe, Mn, Hg) cycling.

Metal Stressed Environments, Bacteria In.

Metals: microbial processes affecting metals.

Methanogenesis in the Marine Environment.

Methanotrophic bacteria.

Methanotrophic Bacteria: Use in Bioremediation.

Methods for flow cytometry & Cell Sorting.

Microarrays: Applications in Environmental Microbiology.

Microbial Degradation of Fuel Oxygenates.

Microbial Diversity of Petroleum Reservoirs.

Microbial Flocs suspended biofilms.

Microbial Starvation Survival in Subsurface Environments.

Microbial Water Quality of Rainwater Roof Catchment Systems.

Microbiology of Atlantic Coastal Plain Aquifers and other Unconsolidated subsurface sediments.

Microbiology of Deep High-Temperature Sedimentary Environments.

Microbiology of Granular Activated Carbon.

Microorganisms in Soil: factors influencing activity.

Microsporidia, Occurrence, fate and methodologies.

Microsporidia: Basic biology.

Modeling of biofilms.

Modeling the Transport of Bioaerosols.

Mycobacterium Avium complex.

Mycorrhizae: Arbuscular Mycorrhizae.

Mycorrhizae: Ectomycorrhizal fungi.

Neuston Microbiology: Life at the Air Water Interface.

Nitrification in Aquatic Systems.

Nitrifying Bacteria in Drinking Water.

Nitrogen Cycle in the Marine Environment.

Nitrogen fixation in soils - free living microbes.

Nitrogen fixation in soils (Symbiotic).

Nitrogen fixation in the Marine Environment.

Norwalk-Like Viruses: Detection Methodologies and Environmental Fate.

Nosocomial Infections.

Nuclear Waste Repository in Yucca Mountain: Microbiological Aspects.

Occurence of Protozoa in Spent Filter Backwash Water.


Oxygen: Effect on Marine Microbial Communities.

Oxygenase Enzymes: Role in Biodegradation.

Paleolimnology: Use of Algal Pigments as Indicators.

Paleolimnology: Use of Siliceous Structures of Chrysophytes as Biological Indicators in Freshwater Systems.

Paleolimnology: Use of Siliceous Structures of Chrysophytes as Biological Indicators in Freshwater Systems.

Parasitic Protozoa: Fate in Wastewater treatment plants.

Pathogenic Escherichia coli.

Pathogens in environmental biofilms.



Pesticide Degradation in Soils.

Petroleum and Other Hydrocarbons, Biodegradation of.


Phosphorus cycling in the marine environment: role of bacteria in.

Phototrophic Anoxygenic Bacteria in Marine and Hypersaline Environments.

Phylogenetically-Based Methods in Microbial Ecology.

Pigments: Photosynthetic bacterial and algal pigments in the marine environment.

Planktonic algae in the Marine environment.

Planktonic Microorganisms: Bacterioplankton.

Plant-Microbe interactions in the Marine Environment.

Polar Marine Phytoplankton.

Primary Productivity in the Marine Environment.


Protein profile analysis of aquatic microorganisms.

Protistan Communities in Groundwater.

Protozoa in Marine/estuarine waters.

Protozoan Ciliates in Freshwater Ecosystems.


Psychrophilic Bacteria: Isolation and Characterization.

Pulp and Paper Industry: Microbiological Aspects of.

Quantification of Microbial Biomass.

Radioactive Waste Disposal.

Red Tides and other Harmful Algal Blooms.

Reductive Dehalogenation.

Regulation of the Commercial use of Microorganisms.

Rhizosphere Microbiology.

Ribotyping Methods for Assessment of in situ Microbial Community Structure.

Risk assessment of environmental exposure to viruses.


Salinity Effects on the Physiology of Soil Microorganisms.

Salmonella in Aquatic Environments.


Sampling Techniques for Environmental Microbiology.

Sea Ice Microorganisms.

Seagrasses Communities.

Sediments: Sulfate Reduction in Marine Sediments.


Snow and Ice Environments.

Soil and Soil Microorganisms.

Soil Bacteria.

Soil distribution of microorganisms.

Soil Enzymes.

Soil Fungi: Nature's Nutritional Network.

Soil Genetic Ecology.

Soil Nitrogen Cycle.

Soil quality: the role of microorganisms.

Sorption properties of biofilms.

Source water Protection: Microbiology of Source Water.

Space Microbiology - Microgravity Effects.

Space Microbiology: Effects of Ironizing Radiation on Microorganisms in Space.

Spas and Hot Tubs Microbiology.

Storage Polymers and their Role in the Ecology of Activated Sludge.

Stream Microbiology.

Stress response in Archaea.

Stress Response in Bacteria: Heat Shock.

Stress response, in bacteria.


Subsurface Microbial Communities: Diversity of Culturable Microorganisms.

Subsurface Samples: Collection and Processing.

Sulfate reducing bacteria: Technological and environmental application.

Sulfur Bacteria in Drinking Water.

Sulfur Cycle in Soils.

Sustainable Agriculture: Role of Microorganisms.

Thermophiles, Diversity of.

Thermophiles: Anaerobic Alkalithermophiles.

Toxicity of Organic Solvents in Microorganisms.

Toxicity testing in soils: use of microbial and enzymatic tests.

Toxicity Testing in Wastewater Treatment.

Toxoplasma gondii.

Trace gases, soil.

Tracers in Groundwater: Use of Microorganisms and Microspheres.

Use of Capillary Electrophoresis in Ribotyping of Microbial Communities.

Use of Cold Adapted Microorganisms in Biotechnology.

Use of microscopic algae in toxicity testing.

UV Disinfection- Theory to Practice.

Vadose-Zone Microbiology.


Viral Disinfection.

Virus Aerosols.

Virus Survival in Soils.

VIRUS TRANSPORT and Modeling IN THE SUBSURFACE (saturated zone).

Viruses and protozoan parasites in food including methodology.

Viruses in Drinking Water and Ground water.

Viruses in the Marine Environment.

Volcanic Tuffs: Deep Subsurface Microbiology of.

Wastewater and Biosolids as Sources of Airborne Microorganisms.

Wastewater Microbiology - Biofiltration and Bioodor Removal.

Wastewater Treatment - Septic Tank Systems.

Wastewater Treatment - Stabilization Ponds.

Wastewater Treatment Microbiology - Growth Kinetics of Microbes In Situ.

Water fungi as decomposers in freshwater ecosystems.

Weathering, Microbial.

Weathering: Mineral Weathering and Microbial Metabolism.

Wetlands and Reedbeds for Wastewater Treatment.

Wetlands: Biodegradation of Organic Pollutants.

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