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Microbial Ecology : Organisms, Habitats, Activities - Heinz Stolp

Microbial Ecology

Organisms, Habitats, Activities

Paperback Published: 3rd October 1988
ISBN: 9780521276368
Number Of Pages: 324

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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.

"I looked forward with anticipation to the publication of this textbook for a number of years and was not disappointed." BioScience

List of figures
Preface
Introduction
The microbial world: a brief introductory review
Characterization and occurence of the major groups of microorganisms
The natural environments of microorganisms
Structure, behaviour and growth of microorganisms as related to the environment
Dispersal of microorganisms and development of microbial populations
Interactions
Microbial activities of ecological significance
Methods used for the study of microorganisms in their natural environments: a guide to pertinent literature
Epilogue
Index
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ISBN: 9780521276368
ISBN-10: 0521276365
Series: Cambridge Studies in Ecology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 3rd October 1988
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41