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Microbial Ecology

Microbial Ecology Author J Vaun McArthur
ISBN-10 0080511546
Release 2006-02-01
Pages 432
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Based on the thesis that insights into both evolution and ecology can be obtained through the study of microorganismsm, Microbial Ecology examines microbiology through the lens of evolutionary ecology. Measured from a microbial perspective, this text covers such topics as optimal foraging, genome, reduction, novel evolutionary mechanisms, bacterial speciation, and r and K selection. Numerous aspects of microbial existence are also discussed and include: species competition, predation, parasitism, mutualism, microbial communication through quorum sensing and other. The result is a context for understanding microbes in nature and a framework for microbiologists working in industry, medicine, and the environment. Applies evolutionary ecological concepts to microbes Addresses individual, population and community ecology Presents species concepts and offers insights on the origin of life and modern microbial ecology Examines topics such as species interactions, nutrient cycling, quorum sensing and cheating



Molecular Microbial Ecology Manual

Molecular Microbial Ecology Manual Author Antoon D. L. Akkermans
ISBN-10 0792364783
Release 2001
Pages 260
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Molecular Microbial Ecology Manual has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Molecular Microbial Ecology Manual also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Molecular Microbial Ecology Manual book for free.



Techniques in Microbial Ecology

Techniques in Microbial Ecology Author Robert S. Burlage
ISBN-10 0195092236
Release 1998
Pages 468
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A practical guide to reliable and well-established techniques, this book is a good starting point for scientists new to microbial ecology and a concise review for experienced researchers.



Microbial Ecology in States of Health and Disease

Microbial Ecology in States of Health and Disease Author Institute of Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309290654
Release 2014-02-18
Pages 548
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Individually and collectively, resident microbes play important roles in host health and survival. Shaping and shaped by their host environments, these microorganisms form intricate communities that are in a state of dynamic equilibrium. This ecologic and dynamic view of host-microbe interactions is rapidly redefining our view of health and disease. It is now accepted that the vast majority of microbes are, for the most part, not intrinsically harmful, but rather become established as persistent, co-adapted colonists in equilibrium with their environment, providing useful goods and services to their hosts while deriving benefits from these host associations. Disruption of such alliances may have consequences for host health, and investigations in a wide variety of organisms have begun to illuminate the complex and dynamic network of interaction - across the spectrum of hosts, microbes, and environmental niches - that influence the formation, function, and stability of host-associated microbial communities. Microbial Ecology in States of Health and Disease is the summary of a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Microbial Threats in March 2013 to explore the scientific and therapeutic implications of microbial ecology in states of health and disease. Participants explored host-microbe interactions in humans, animals, and plants; emerging insights into how microbes may influence the development and maintenance of states of health and disease; the effects of environmental change(s) on the formation, function, and stability of microbial communities; and research challenges and opportunities for this emerging field of inquiry.



Microbial Ecology of the Oceans

Microbial Ecology of the Oceans Author Josep M. Gasol
ISBN-10 9781119107200
Release 2018-01-31
Pages 528
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The newly revised and updated third edition of the bestselling book on microbial ecology in the oceans The third edition of Microbial Ecology of the Oceans features new topics, as well as different approaches to subjects dealt with in previous editions. The book starts out with a general introduction to the changes in the field, as well as looking at the prospects for the coming years. Chapters cover ecology, diversity, and function of microbes, and of microbial genes in the ocean. The biology and ecology of some model organisms, and how we can model the whole of the marine microbes, are dealt with, and some of the trophic roles that have changed in the last years are discussed. Finally, the role of microbes in the oceanic P cycle are presented. Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Third Edition offers chapters on The Evolution of Microbial Ecology of the Ocean; Marine Microbial Diversity as Seen by High Throughput Sequencing; Ecological Significance of Microbial Trophic Mixing in the Oligotrophic Ocean; Metatranscritomics and Metaproteomics; Advances in Microbial Ecology from Model Marine Bacteria; Marine Microbes and Nonliving Organic Matter; Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Oxygen-Deficient Water Columns; The Ocean’s Microscale; Ecological Genomics of Marine Viruses; Microbial Physiological Ecology of The Marine Phosphorus Cycle; Phytoplankton Functional Types; and more. A new and updated edition of a key book in aquatic microbial ecology Includes widely used methodological approaches Fully describes the structure of the microbial ecosystem, discussing in particular the sources of carbon for microbial growth Offers theoretical interpretations of subtropical plankton biogeography Microbial Ecology of the Oceans is an ideal text for advanced undergraduates, beginning graduate students, and colleagues from other fields wishing to learn about microbes and the processes they mediate in marine systems.



Ecology and Evolution in Anoxic Worlds

Ecology and Evolution in Anoxic Worlds Author Tom Fenchel
ISBN-10 UOM:39015033265979
Release 1995
Pages 276
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"This is a book about the natural history of oxygen-free environments and their microbial inhabitants. Life originated in the pre-oxic world, and anoxic conditions still persist in many places on Earth such as lake sediments, the guts of ruminants, and the deep waters of some marine basins. Drawing on evidence from a variety of scientific disciplines, the authors describe the forces known to shape the structure, function, heterogeneity, and evolution of anaerobic communities. The approach taken is all-embracing: from the origin and maintenance of anoxic habitats throughout Earth's history, through the origin of prokaryotes, eukaryotes, and eukaryotic organelles, to the development of microbial communities. Particular emphasis is placed on exploring the energy-yielding pathways which have evolved in anaerobic micro-organisms and how this metabolic repertoire dictates the syntrophic and competitive interactions which largely determine anaerobic microbial community structure. Interactions with the oxic world are explored in the last chapter. The ecological and evolutionary significance of the arrival of oxygen in the Proterozoic is discussed in detail, especially as it eventually led to the possibility of long food chains." "This volume synthesizes major areas of microbial ecology and will interest students and researchers working in this and related fields."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Methods and Special Applications in Bacterial Ecology

Methods and Special Applications in Bacterial Ecology Author Edward R. Leadbetter
ISBN-10 0306423464
Release 1986-11-30
Pages 385
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Links Between Geological Processes Microbial Activities Evolution of Life

Links Between Geological Processes  Microbial Activities   Evolution of Life Author Yildirim Dilek
ISBN-10 9781402083068
Release 2008-07-01
Pages 348
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Microbial systems in extreme environments and in the deep biosphere may be analogous to potential life on other planetary bodies and hence may be used to investigate the possibilities of extraterrestrial life. This book examines the mode and nature of links between geological processes and microbial activities and their significance for the origin and evolution of life on the Earth and possibly on other planets. This is a truly interdisciplinary science with societal relevance.



Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry A Dual Perspective

Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry  A Dual Perspective Author Patricia M. Glibert
ISBN-10 9783319302591
Release 2016-07-25
Pages 300
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This book highlights perspectives, insights, and data in the coupled fields of aquatic microbial ecology and biogeochemistry when viewed through the lens of collaborative duos – dual career couples. Their synergy and collaborative interactions have contributed substantially to our contemporary understanding of pattern, process and dynamics. This is thus a book by dual career couples about dual scientific processes. The papers herein represent wide-ranging topics, from the processes that structure microbial diversity to nitrogen and photosynthesis metabolism, to dynamics of changing ecosystems and processes and dynamics in individual ecosystems. In all, these papers take us from the Arctic to Africa, from the Arabian Sea to Australia, from small lakes in Maine and Yellowstone hot vents to the Sargasso Sea, and in the process provide analyses that make us think about the structure and function of all of these systems in the aquatic realm. This book is useful not only for the depth and breadth of knowledge conveyed in its chapters, but serves to guide dual career couples faced with the great challenges only they face. Great teams do make great science.



Frontiers in Ecology Evolution and Complexity

Frontiers in Ecology  Evolution and Complexity Author Mariana Benítez
ISBN-10 9781938128059
Release 2014-07-08
Pages 266
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Advances in molecular biology, remote sensing, systems biology, bioinformatics, non-linear science, the physics of complex systems and other fields have rendered a great amount of data that remain to be integrated into models and theories that are capable of accounting for the complexity of ecological systems and the evolutionary dynamics of life. It is thus necessary to provide a solid basis to discuss and reflect on these and other challenges both at the local and global scales. This volume aims to delineate an integrative and interdisciplinary view that suggests new avenues in research and teaching, critically discusses the scope of the diverse methods in the study of complex systems, and points at key open questions. Finally, this book will provide students and specialists with a collection of high quality open access essays that will contribute to integrate Ecology, Evolution and Complexity in the context of basic research and in the field of Sustainability Sciences.



Microbial Functional Genomics

Microbial Functional Genomics Author Jizhong Zhou
ISBN-10 0471071900
Release 2004
Pages 590
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Genomics: toward a genome-level understanding of the structure, functions, and evolution of bioloical systems; Microbial diversity and genomics. Computational genome annotation. Microbial evolution from a genomics perspective. Computational methods for functional prediction of genes. DNA microarray technology. Microarray gene expression data analysis. Mutagenesis as a genomic tool for studying gene function. Mass spectrometry. Identification of protein-ligand interactions. The functional genomics of model organisms: addressing old questions from a new perspective. Functional genomic analysis of bacterial pathogens and environmentally significant microorganisms. The impact of genomics on antimicrobial drug discovery and toxicology. Application of microarray-based genomic technology to mutation analysis and microbial detection. Future perspectives: genomics beyond single cells.



Microbial Ecology

Microbial Ecology Author Heinz Stolp
ISBN-10 0521276365
Release 1988-07-29
Pages 308
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The rapid expansion od industry and the excessive demands made on limited natural resources have caused genuine concern at all levels of society. In the past this concern has concentrated on plants and animals and their relationships with their environments, but now attention is also turning towards microorganisms whose role is crucial to so many natural processes - from global life and mineral cycles through to the production of beer and milk products. After a brief introduction to microbiology this book concentrates on the ecological aspects of microbial life covering a wide variety of topics including structure, behaviour, growth, dispersal, interactions and how microbes act as symbionts and pathogens. Such a wide-ranging interdisciplinary approach will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students of microbiology, plant and animal ecology, agronomy, forestry and environmental sciences. Professionals working in the same fields will also find it informative as will those working in plant pathology and soil, aquatic, medical and food microbiology.



Microbial Ecology in Growing Animals

Microbial Ecology in Growing Animals Author W. H. Holzapfel
ISBN-10 9780444509260
Release 2005
Pages 504
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"Each entry sets the scene for aspects of microbial interactions in the gastrointestinal tract describing previous work in the field, how this area of work is contributing to scientific knowledge, and the potential of this research for the future. This volume does not seek to address these themes in all domesticated animals or in the models systems used to support gastrointestinal research. However we have selected animals, and in some cases non-typical systems, which have contributed to our understanding of the microbial ecology of the growing animal."--Jacket.



Comparative Ecology of Microorganisms and Macroorganisms

Comparative Ecology of Microorganisms and Macroorganisms Author John H. Andrews
ISBN-10 9781493968978
Release 2017-11-23
Pages 349
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This second edition textbook offers an expanded conceptual synthesis of microbial ecology with plant and animal ecology. Drawing on examples from the biology of microorganisms and macroorganisms, this textbook provides a much-needed interdisciplinary approach to ecology. The focus is the individual organism and comparisons are made along six axes: genetic variation, nutritional mode, size, growth, life cycle, and influence of the environment. When it was published in 1991, the first edition of Comparative Ecology of Microorganisms and Macroorganisms was unique in its attempt to clearly compare fundamental ecology across the gamut of size. The explosion of molecular biology and the application of its techniques to microbiology and organismal biology have particularly demonstrated the need for interdisciplinary understanding. This updated and expanded edition remains unique. It treats the same topics at greater depth and includes an exhaustive compilation of both the most recent relevant literature in microbial ecology and plant/animal ecology, as well as the early research papers that shaped the concepts and theories discussed. Among the completely updated topics in the book are phylogenetic systematics, search algorithms and optimal foraging theory, comparative metabolism, the origins of life and evolution of multicellularity, and the evolution of life cycles. From Reviews of the First Edition: "John Andrews has succeeded admirably in building a bridge that is accessible to all ecologists." -Ecology "I recommend this book to all ecologists. It is a thoughtful attempt to integrate ideas from, and develop common themes for, two fields of ecology that should not have become fragmented." -American Scientist "Such a synthesis is long past due, and it is shameful that ecologists (both big and little) have been so parochial." -The Quarterly Review of Biology



Thermophiles Biodiversity Ecology and Evolution

Thermophiles  Biodiversity  Ecology  and Evolution Author Anna-Louise Reysenbach
ISBN-10 9781461511977
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 205
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These are indeed exciting times to be a microbiologist. With one of the buzzwords of the past decade-"Biodiversity," and microbes are reveling in the attention as they represent by far most of the biodiversity on Earth. Microbes can thrive in almost any environment where there is an exploitable energy source, and, as a result, the possible existence of microbial life elsewhere in the solar system has stimulated the imaginations of many. Extremophiles have taken center stage in these investigations, and thermophiles have taken on the lead roles. Consequently, in the past decade there has been a surge of interest and research in the Ecology, Biology, and Biotechnology of microorganisms from thermal environments. Many of the foundations of thermophile research were laid in Yellowstone National Park, primarily by the research of Professor Thomas Brock's laboratory in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The upper temperature for life was debated, the first thermophilic archeum discovered (although it was only later shown to be an archeum by ribosomal cataloging), and the extremes of light, temperature, pH on the physiology of microorga nisms were explored. Interest in thermophiles increased steadily in the 1970s, and with the discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal vents in 1977, thermophilic research began its expo nential explosion. The development of Taq polymerase in the polymerase chain reaction (peR) focused interest on the biotechnological potential of thermophilic microorganisms and on the thermal features in Yellowstone National Park.



Microbial Ecology

Microbial Ecology Author Larry L. Barton
ISBN-10 9781118015834
Release 2011-10-14
Pages 440
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This book covers the ecological activities of microbes in the biosphere with an emphasis on microbial interactions within their environments and communities In thirteen concise and timely chapters, Microbial Ecology presents a broad overview of this rapidly growing field, explaining the basic principles in an easy-to-follow manner. Using an integrative approach, it comprehensively covers traditional issues in ecology as well as cutting-edge content at the intersection of ecology, microbiology, environmental science and engineering, and molecular biology. Examining the microbial characteristics that enable microbes to grow in different environments, the book provides insights into relevant methodologies for characterization of microorganisms in the environment. The authors draw upon their extensive experience in teaching microbiology to address the latest hot-button topics in the field, such as: Ecology of microorganisms in natural and engineered environments Advances in molecular-based understanding of microbial phylogeny and interactions Microbially driven biogeochemical processes and interactions among microbial populations and communities Microbial activities in extreme or unusual environments Ecological studies pertaining to animal, plant, and insect microbiology Microbial processes and interactions associated with environmental pollution Designed for use in teaching, Microbial Ecology offers numerous special features to aid both students and instructors, including: Information boxes that highlight key microbial ecology issues "Microbial Spotlights" that focus on how prominent microbial ecologists became interested in microbial ecology Examples that illustrate the role of bacterial interaction with humans Exercises to promote critical thinking Selected reading lists Chapter summaries and review questions for class discussion Various microbial interactions and community structures are presented through examples and illustrations. Also included are mini case studies that address activities of microorganisms in specific environments, as well as a glossary and key words. All these features make this an ideal textbook for graduate or upper-level undergraduate students in biology, microbiology, ecology, or environmental science. It also serves as a highly useful reference for scientists and environmental professionals. PowerPoint slides of figures from the book are available for download at: ftp://ftp.wiley.com/public/sci_tech_med/microbial_ecology



Environmental Microbiology

Environmental Microbiology Author Eugene L. Madsen
ISBN-10 9781118439586
Release 2015-07-06
Pages 592
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New and expanded for its second edition, Environmental Microbiology: From Genomes to Biogeochemistry¸ Second Edition, is a timely update to a classic text filled with ideas, connections, and concepts that advance an in-depth understanding of this growing segment of microbiology. Core principles are highlighted with an emphasis on the logic of the science and new methods-driven discoveries. Numerous up-to-date examples and applications boxes provide tangible reinforcement of material covered. Study questions at the end of each chapter require students to utilize analytical and quantitative approaches, to define and defend arguments, and to apply microbiological paradigms to their personal interests. Essay assignments and related readings stimulate student inquiry and serve as focal points for teachers to launch classroom discussions. A companion website with downloadable artwork and answers to study questions is also available. Environmental Microbiology: From Genomes to Biogeochemistry, Second Edition, offers a coherent and comprehensive treatment of this dynamic, emerging field, building bridges between basic biology, evolution, genomics, ecology, biotechnology, climate change, and the environmental sciences.