Environmental Microbiology

  • Filename: environmental-microbiology.
  • ISBN: 9780080470511
  • Release Date: 2011-08-09
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Ian L. Pepper
  • Publisher: Academic Press



Environmental Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual is designed to meet the diverse requirements of upper division and graduate-level laboratory sessions in environmental microbiology. The experiments introduce students to the activities of various organisms and the analyses used to study them. The book is organized into three thematic sections: Soil Microbiology, Water Microbiology, and Environmental Biotechnology. The first section includes experiments on the soil as a habitat for microorganisms, and introduces the main types of soil microorganisms, how they interact with the soil, and the techniques used in their analysis. Experiments in the second section cover assays of microbial pathogens--bacteria, viruses, and protozoan parasites--used in food and water quality control as well as an exercise in applied bioremediation of contaminants in water. The final section on biotechnology includes applications of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the detection of bacteria and the use of enrichment cultures and a computer-based, physiological test bank to isolate and identify a bacterium useful in bioremediation. Designed for maximum versatility and ease of use for both the student and instructor, each experiment is self-contained and includes theoretical, practical, and pedagogical material. * New edition incorporates new experiments and the latest techniques * Designed for maximum versatility and ease of use for the student and instructor * Each experiment is self-contained and includes theoretical, practical, and pedagogical material.

Environmental Microbiology

  • Filename: environmental-microbiology.
  • ISBN: 0470495103
  • Release Date: 2010-01-08
  • Number of pages: 410
  • Author: Ralph Mitchell
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



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.

Environmental Microbiology for Engineers

  • Filename: environmental-microbiology-for-engineers.
  • ISBN: 9781420092349
  • Release Date: 2010-11-17
  • Number of pages: 438
  • Author: Volodymyr Ivanov
  • Publisher: CRC Press



This book enables engineering students to understand how microbiology can be applied to environmental research and practical applications. Written specifically for senior undergraduate to graduate level civil and environmental engineering students, the textbook encompasses both fundamental and applied principles and covers topics such as the microbiology of water, wastewater, soil, and air biotreatment systems used in environmental engineering. It also covers civil engineering topics such as biocementation, biocorrosion, biofouling and biodeterioration of materials. Suitable for environmental engineers with little to no biology training, this book provides a thoroughly up-to-date introduction to current trends in environmental microbiology and engineering. Microbial classification is represented as a periodic table with theoretical connections between all prokaryotic groups and highlighting their environmental applications. The textbook includes quizzes for each chapter, tutorials and exam questions. A separate solutions manual is available with qualifying course adoption. Combining microbiological knowledge and environmental biotechnology principles in a readable fashion, the book includes topics such as Structures and functions of microbial cell and cell aggregates Applied microbial genetics and molecular biology Diversity and function of microorganisms in environmental engineering systems Environmental bioengineering processes Microbiological monitoring of environmental engineering systems Microbiology of water and wastewater treatment Biocementation and bioc1ogging of soil Biocorrosion of constructions Biodeterioration of materials Biopollution of indoor environment Bioremediation and biotransformation of solid waste and soil Ancillary Instructional Material: Quiz and Exam Bank As an instructor and an active participant in the environmental and civil engineering community, the author has recognized the need for field-specific microbiology instructional material, and has constructed a concise, relevant text for both students and professionals.

Environmental Microbiology

  • Filename: environmental-microbiology.
  • ISBN: 9781444357981
  • Release Date: 2011-08-31
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Eugene L. Madsen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This well-referenced, inquiry-driven text presents an up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of the emerging field of environmental microbiology. Coherent and comprehensive treatment of the dynamic, emerging field of environmental microbiology Emphasis on real-world habitats and selective pressures experienced by naturally occurring microorganisms Case studies and “Science and the Citizen” features relate issues in the public’s mind to the underlying science Unique emphasis on current methodologies and strategies for conducting environmental microbiological research, including methods, logic, and data interpretation

Environmental Microbiology

  • Filename: environmental-microbiology.
  • ISBN: 1842652761
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 372
  • Author: P. D. Sharma
  • Publisher: Alpha Science Int'l Ltd.



Examines the applications of microorganisms to environment, public health, industry and agriculture. This text attempts to bring the scattered material on applied effects of microorganisms on environment, human health and welfare together in the form of a complete book on environmental microbiology.

Environmental Microbiology

  • Filename: environmental-microbiology.
  • ISBN: 9781904455707
  • Release Date: 2011-01
  • Number of pages: 316
  • Author: Keya Sen
  • Publisher: Horizon Scientific Press



With contributions from a broad range of leading researchers this book focuses on current technology and its applications. Although aimed primarily at research scientists and graduate students in water microbilogy, the topics and techniques are equally applicable to all branches of environmental microbiology. The initial chapters cover the concentration, detection and characterization of microbes in drinking water, other chapters are technology focused and cover topics such as geochips and microarrays and their applications, Raman microspectroscopy and related single cell techniques, the use of amoebae hosts, bacteria and bacteriophage as bioreporters, viability of detected microbes and fecal source tracking. The value of the book emanates from its explanation of principles and the comparison of related techniques. An essential book for water microbiologists, environmental microbiologists and regulators and recommended reading for all microbiologists and environmental scientists.

Environmental Microbiology of Aquatic and Waste Systems

  • Filename: environmental-microbiology-of-aquatic-and-waste-systems.
  • ISBN: 9400714602
  • Release Date: 2011-06-21
  • Number of pages: 307
  • Author: Nduka Okafor
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This book places the main actors in environmental microbiology, namely the microorganisms, on center stage. Using the modern approach of 16S ribosomal RNA, the book looks at the taxonomy of marine and freshwater bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae, viruses, and the smaller aquatic animals such as nematodes and rotifers, as well as at the study of unculturable aquatic microorganisms (metagenomics). The peculiarities of water as an environment for microbial growth, and the influence of aquatic microorganisms on global climate and global recycling of nitrogen and sulphur are also examined. The pollution of water is explored in the context of self-purification of natural waters. Modern municipal water purification and disease transmission through water are discussed. Alternative methods for solid waste disposal are related to the economic capability of a society. Viruses are given special attention. By focusing on the basics, this primer will appeal across a wide range of disciplines.

Environmental Microbiology

  • Filename: environmental-microbiology.
  • ISBN: 9781592597659
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 423
  • Author: John F. T. Spencer
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



A collection of readily reproducible techniques for determining most of the important factors governing microorganisms and their habitats. Presented in step-by-step detail, these cutting-edge methods range from those for the study of marine organisms, to those for investigating microorganisms occurring in groundwater, to the biodiversity of yeasts found in remote environments. The novel protocols for studying fermented milks are significant for investigators concerned with milk as an item of food for infants, small children, and even adults. Additional methods for the recovery and determination of nucleic acids and other compounds affecting, and affected by, microorganisms are given for certain enzymes produced by plant pathogens and for obtaining microbial species tolerant of such inhibitors as heavy metals.

Environmental Microbiology

  • Filename: environmental-microbiology.
  • ISBN: 9781840765489
  • Release Date: 2000-09-22
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Alan Varnam
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Micro-organisms play a major role in the geochemistry of the planet, forming the basic stage in the food chain, and thus sustaining the existence of higher evolutionary life. The continuing interaction between these living organisms and the environment, combined with their exploitation by man are shaping the material world today. Over the last few years our understanding has increased considerably due to the development of new technology and the emergence of new paradigms which have enabled the microbiologist to view the microbial world, and its significance to life, with new eyes. Combining the basics of science with the most up-to-date new material, and incorporating high quality photographs and graphics, this book is valuable as both a textbook and reference guide for students and professionals.

Environmental Microbiology

  • Filename: environmental-microbiology.
  • ISBN: 0121828026
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Jared R. Leadbetter
  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing



Environmental Microbiology covers cultivation of diverse microbes, physiological ecology and nucleic acid techniques in environmental microbiology. Both applied methods (such as cultivation and preparation) and theoretical modeling (such as bioenergetic calculation programs and imaging) are discussed. A significant number of chapters on methods in activity measurement are included. Environmental Microbiology is volume 397 in the critically acclaimed laboratory standard for more than forty years, Methods in Enzymology. Methods in Enzymology is now available online at ScienceDirect -- full-text online of volumes 1 onwards. •Cultivation & Physiological Ecology •Imaging of Cells & Microscale Architecture •Nucleic Acids-based Molecular Ecology

Progress in Environmental Microbiology

  • Filename: progress-in-environmental-microbiology.
  • ISBN: 1600219403
  • Release Date: 2008-01
  • Number of pages: 260
  • Author: Myung-Bo Kim
  • Publisher: Nova Publishers



Presents research on environmental microbiology which is area of interaction that studies the interaction of microorganisms with the environment.

The Dictionary of Environmental Microbiology

  • Filename: the-dictionary-of-environmental-microbiology.
  • ISBN: 0126680000
  • Release Date: 2003-01-01
  • Number of pages: 178
  • Author: Linda D. Stetzenbach
  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing



The Dictionary of Environmental Microbiology not only defines terms used in environmental microbiology but also includes terms associated with molecular biology, historical figures in the field, and microorganisms of significance. These entries not only provide information that will assist in the study of environmental microbiology, but will also serve as a resource for nonscientists. * Defines terms used in environmental microbiology, including bacteriology, mycology, parasitology and virology * Defines terms used in biotechnology with a microbiology application in food and industrial microbiology * Cites historical figures involved in environmental microbiology including microorganisms of significance

Manual of Environmental Microbiology

  • Filename: manual-of-environmental-microbiology.
  • ISBN: 9781555813796
  • Release Date: 2007-05-14
  • Number of pages: 1293
  • Author: Christon J. Hurst
  • Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press



The most definitive manual of microbes in air, water, and soil and their impact on human health and welfare. • Incorporates a summary of the latest methodology used to study the activity and fate of microorganisms in various environments. • Synthesizes the latest information on the assessment of microbial presence and microbial activity in natural and artificial environments. • Features a section on biotransformation and biodegradation. • Serves as an indispensable reference for environmental microbiologists, microbial ecologists, and environmental engineers, as well as those interested in human diseases, water and wastewater treatment, and biotechnology.

Handbook of Media for Environmental Microbiology Second Edition

  • Filename: handbook-of-media-for-environmental-microbiology-second-edition.
  • ISBN: 142003748X
  • Release Date: 2005-03-29
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: Ronald M. Atlas
  • Publisher: CRC Press



The second edition of a bestseller, this book provides a comprehensive reference for the cultivation of bacteria, Archaea, and fungi from diverse environments, including extreme habitats. Expanded to include 2,000 media formulations, this book compiles the descriptions of media of relevance for the cultivation of microorganisms from soil, water, and air. The format allows easy reference to the information needed to prepare media for the cultivation of microorganisms required for environmental analysis, including the determination of water safety. The media are organized alphabetically, and each listing includes medium composition, instructions for preparation, commercial sources, and uses.

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