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Editors: Thijs Van Dijk
Book Description:
Microbial ecology is the relationship of microorganisms with one another and with their environment. It concerns the three major domains of life Eukaryota, Archaea, and Bacteria as well as viruses. Microorganisms, by their omnipresence, impact the entire biosphere. They are present in virtually all of our planet's environments, including some of the most extreme, from acidic lakes to the deepest ocean, and from frozen environments to hydrothermal vents. Microbes, especially bacteria, often engage in symbiotic relationships (either positive or negative) with other organisms, and these relationships affect the ecosystem. One example of these fundamental symbioses are chloroplasts, which allow eukaryotes to conduct photosynthesis. Chloroplasts are considered to have originated as endosymbiotic cyanobacteria, a group of bacteria that are thought to be the origins of aerobic photosynthesis. Some theories state that this invention coincides with a major shift in the early earth's atmosphere, from a reducing atmosphere to an oxygen-rich atmosphere. This book presents new and important research in the field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter I - Evaluating PAH Biodegradation Relative to Bacterial Carbon Demand in Coastal Ecosystems: Are PAHs Truly Recalcitrant?; pp. 1-38
(Thomas J. Boyd, David C. Smith, Jude K. Apple, Marine Biogeochemistry Section and Chemical Sensing Section, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington)

Chapter II - Diversity of Bacterial Symbiosis in Stinkbugs; pp. 39-63
(Yoshitomo Kikuchi, Takahiro Hosokawa, Takema Fukatsu, Institute for Biological Resources and Functions, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan)

Chapter III - Micro-Game Hunting: Predatory Behavior and Defensive Strategies in Ciliates; pp. 65-86
(Giovanna Rosati, Letizia Modeo, Franco Verni, Unita di Protistologia-Zoologia, Dipartimento di Biologia, University di Pisa, Italy)

Chapter IV - Laboratory Model Systems for the Study of Microbial Communities; pp. 87-114
(Olga Sanchez, Isabel Ferrera, Jordi Mas, Department de Genetica i Microbiologia, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter V - Ecological Significance and Possible Risks of Nonculturable Intestinal Bacteria in Water Systems; pp. 115-137
(Arana, I., Barcina, I., Department of Immunology, Microbiology and Parasitology, Basque Country University, Spain)

Chapter VI - Last Insights into the Role of Aquaporins in the Alleviation of Osmotic Stress by Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis; pp. 139-154
(Juan Manuel Ruiz-Lozano, Francisco Lopez-Garcia, Ricardo Aroca, Department de Microbiologia del Suelo y Sistemas Simbioticos, Estacion Experimental del Zaidin (CSIC), Spain)

Chapter VII - External and Internal Spines in Plants Insert Pathogenic Microorganisms into Herbivore's Tissues for Defense;
pp. 155-168
(Simcha Lev-Yadun, Malka Halpern, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Science Education, Haifa University, Israel)

Chapter VIII - The structure and stability of microbial communities in metallophytic grassland soils that have been subjected to long term contamination by heavy metals; pp. 169-205
(Stephen P. Cummings, Lisa Bamborough, School of Applied Sciences, University of Northumbria, UK)

Chapter IX - Physiolgical Diversity in Widely Distributed Microzooplankton: Digestion in the Ciliate Euplotes Vannus;
pp. 207-220
(John R. Dolan, Marine Microbial Ecology, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, D. Wayne Coats, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USA)

Chapter X - Polyfunctional SAS of Microbial Origin for Agriculture; pp. 221-230
(Sagdieva M.G., Cherkasova G.V., Djumaniyazova G.I., Institute of Microbiology, Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, Tashkent)

Chapter XI - Changes of Low Molecular Weight Organic Acids, Soil Organic Matter, Nitrogen Transformation and Microbial Populations in Rhizospere and Bulk Soils in a Temperate Rain Forest; pp. 231-255
(Ming K. Wang, Po Neng Chiang et al., National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Index pp.257-274

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008, 1st Quarter
   Pages: 274.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-179-1
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