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Environmental Microbiology, 2nd Edition

Ralph Mitchell (Editor), Ji-Dong Gu (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-49510-0 January 2010 Wiley-Blackwell 376 Pages

Description

The bestselling reference on environmental microbiology—now in a new edition

This is the long-awaited and much-anticipated revision of the bestselling text and reference. Based on the latest information and investigative techniques from molecular biology and genetics, this Second Edition offers an in-depth examination of the role of microbiological processes related to environmental deterioration with an emphasis on the detection and control of environmental contaminants. Its goal is to further our understanding of the complex microbial processes underlying environmental degradation, its detection and control, and ultimately, its prevention.

Features new to this edition include:

  • A completely new organization with topics such as pathogens in developing countries, effects of genetically modified crops on microbial communities, and transformations of toxic metals
  • Comprehensive coverage of key topics such as bacteria in the greenhouse and low-energy waste treatment
  • New coverage relating core book content to local, regional, and global environmental problems

Environmental Microbiology, Second Edition is essential reading for environmental microbiologists and engineers, general environmental scientists, chemists, and chemical engineers who are interested in key current subjects in environmental microbiology. It is also appropriate as a textbook for courses in environmental science, chemistry, engineering, and microbial ecology at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.

Contributors vii

Preface ix

1 Bacteria in the Greenhouse: Marine Microbes and Climate Change 1
Hugh W. Ducklow, Xosé Anxelu G. Morán, and Alison E. Murray

2 Control of Waterborne Pathogens in Developing Countries 33
Tim Ford and Steve Hamner

3 New Molecular Methods for Detection of Waterborne Pathogens 57
Alison M. Cupples, Joan B. Rose, and Irene Xagoraraki

4 Microbial Transformations of Radionuclides in the Subsurface 95
Matthew J. Marshall, Alexander S. Beliaev, and James K. Fredrickson

5 Eutrophication of Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems 115
Nancy N. Rabalais

6 Microbial Deterioration of Cultural Heritage Materials 137
Christopher J. McNamara, Nick Konkol, and Ralph Mitchell

7 Sorption and Transformation of Toxic Metals by Microorganisms 153
Xu Han and Ji-Dong Gu

8 Bioremediation of Hazardous Organics 177
Jennifer G. Becker and Eric A. Seagren

9 Biosensors as Environmental Monitors 213
Steven Ripp, Melanie L. DiClaudio, and Gary S. Sayler

10 Effects of Genetically Modified Plants on Soil Microorganisms 235
Nicole Weinert, Remo Meincke, Michael Schloter, Gabriele Berg, and Kornelia Smalla

11 Anaerobic Digestion of Agricultural Residues 259
Vincent O’Flaherty, Gavin Collins, and Thérése Mahony

12 Anaerobic Biodegradation of Solid Waste 281
Morton A. Barlaz, Bryan F. Staley, and Francis L. de los Reyes III

13 Low-Energy Wastewater Treatment: Strategies and Technologies 301
Thomas P. Curtis

14 Bioremediated Geomechanical Processes 319
Eric A. Seagren and Ahmet H. Aydilek

Index 349

 
  • A completely new organization with topics such as pathogens in developing countries, effects of genetically modified crops on microbial communities, and transformations of toxic metals

  • Comprehensive coverage of key topics such as bacteria in the greenhouse and low-energy waste treatment

  • New coverage relating core book content to local, regional, and global environmental problems