Geomicrobiology, Fifth Edition by Henry Lutz Ehrlich
Geomicrobiology, Fifth Edition
Author: Henry Lutz Ehrlich
Title: Geomicrobiology, Fifth Edition
ISBN10: 0849379067
ISBN13: 978-0849379062
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: CRC Press; 5 edition (December 22, 2008)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1331 kb
Size epub: 1546 kb
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Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Biological Sciences

Uncovers the Key Role Microbes Play in the Transformation of Oxidizable and Reducible Minerals

Many areas of geomicrobial processes are receiving serious attention from microbiologists, specifically the role microbes play in the formation and degradation of minerals and fossil fuels and elemental cycling. Most notably, the latest research finds that microbes have a more direct impact on the transformation of oxidizable and reducible minerals than was previously believed. Following in the footsteps of its prior editions, Geomicrobiology, Fifth Edition serves as an introduction to this globally pertinent field and as an up-to-date reference reflecting recent groundbreaking advances.

Includes an Array of Detailed Illustrations

Authored by two of the leading authorities in the field, this book illuminates the processes by which bacteria catalyze geomicrobial reactions. Generously laden with tables, graphics, diagrams, photographs, and illustrations, this all-encompassing reference examines the geomicrobial aspects of a wide range of minerals, including aluminum- and arsenic-containing minerals, and various fossil fuels.

Examines Geomicrobial Interactions with:

  • Silicon
  • Phosphorus
  • Nitrogen
  • Arsenic
  • Polonium
  • Plutonium
  • Manganese
  • Antimony
  • Chromium
  • Molybdenum
  • Vanadium
  • Uranium
  • Iron
  • One of life’s great mysteries is how it sustains itself even in seemingly inhospitable environments, such as the deep subsurface. The authors anticipate that as mechanistic molecular approaches are increasingly applied to diverse problems in geomicrobiology, this and other fundamental puzzles will be resolved.