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Environmental Microbiology of Aquatic and Waste Systems

2011 2014. Buch. xvi, 307 S.: 64 s/w-Tabelle, Bibliographien. Softcover
Springer ISBN 9789400794320
Format (B x L): 19,3 x 26 cm
Gewicht: 686 g
In englischer Sprache
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.

Audience

Lower undergraduate

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Will appeal to a wide range of disciplines needing a grounding in aquatic microbiology Presents the ideas in the coherent and unified manner required in undergraduate texts Fills a gap in the literature by focusing on the basics