© 1995

Molecular Ecology of Aquatic Microbes

  • Ian Joint
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Ian Joint
    Pages 1-16
  3. Farooq Azam, David C. Smith, Richard A. Long, Grieg F. Steward
    Pages 39-54
  4. Bo Riemann, Harry Havskum, Frede Thingstad, Catherine Bernard
    Pages 87-114
  5. Linda K. Medlin, Martin Lange, Gary L. A. Barker, Paul K. Hayes
    Pages 133-152
  6. Melvin I. Simon
    Pages 205-215
  7. Stephen J. Giovannoni, Thomas D. Mullins, Katharine G. Field
    Pages 217-248
  8. Wolfgang Löffelhardt
    Pages 265-278
  9. Michal Ronen-Tarazi, Rakefet Schwarz, Anne Bouevitch, Judy Lieman-Hurwitz, Jonathan Erez, Aaron Kaplan
    Pages 323-334

About these proceedings


A NATO ASI on "Molecular Ecology of Aquatic Microbes" was held at II Ciocco, Lucca, Italy from 28 August - 9 September 1994. The aims of the ASI were to evaluate the potential for molecular biology to solve some important questions in aquatic microbiology, particularly in relation to biogeochemical cycling and microbial physiology. Techniques developed by molecular biologists have now been adopted by a wide range of scientific disciplines. In the last 5 years, aquatic microbial ecologists have begun to incorporate these methods into their research and, as a result, are developing a much clearer understanding of phylogenetic diversity, the molecular basis of physiological acclimations and the transduction of environmental signals and organism responses. The aim of this ASI was to assess progress in this new field of research, to compare and describe techniques and experimental approaches, and to foster communication between disciplines. The ASI offered an excellent opportunity to bring together aquatic ecologists with molecular biologists and to encourage efficient technology transfer. The meeting of information on the status provided a forum for detailed and broad exchange and trends of aquatic molecular ecology and to assess how emerging molecular techniques might solve some important problems in ecology which have prove intractable because of lack of appropriate methodologies.


Limnologie Meeresbiologie Microbial ecology Mikrobielle Ökologie Phytoplankton biogeochemical cycles biogeochemische Zyklen ecology limnology marine biology microbe microbiology microorganism molecular ecology phytoplancton

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Joint
    • 1
  1. 1.Plymouth Marine LaboratoryNatural Environment Research CouncilPlymouthUK

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