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Geomicrobiology: Molecular and Environmental Perspective

  • Larry L. Barton
  • Martin Mandl
  • Alexander Loy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Giovanni Emiliani, Marco Fondi, Pietro Liò, Renato Fani
    Pages 37-68
  3. Joy D. Van Nostrand, Zhili He, Jizhong Zhou
    Pages 109-126
  4. Rhesa N. Ledbetter, Timothy S. Magnuson
    Pages 147-168
  5. Annette Summers Engel
    Pages 219-238
  6. Bradley M. Tebo, Kati Geszvain, Sung-Woo Lee
    Pages 285-308
  7. Inga Koehler, Kurt Konhauser, Andreas Kappler
    Pages 309-324
  8. Martina Mackova, Ondrej Uhlik, Petra Lovecka, Jitka Viktorova, Martina Novakova, Katerina Demnerova et al.
    Pages 347-366
  9. Laura E. McAllister, Kirk T. Semple
    Pages 367-384
  10. David Barrie Johnson
    Pages 401-426

About this book


This book is an interdisciplinary review of recent developments in topics including origin of life, microbial-mineral interactions, and microbial processes functioning in marine and terrestrial environments. A major component of this book addresses molecular techniques to evaluate microbial evolution and assess relationships of microbes in complex, natural communities. The function of microbial community members and their possible geological impact are evaluated from a perspective of (meta)genomics, (meta)proteomics, and isotope labeling. As well as summarizing current knowledge in various areas, it also reveals unresolved questions that require future investigations. These chapters enhance our fundamental knowledge of geomicrobiology that contributes to the exploitation of microbial functions in mineral and environmental biotechnology applications. Authors have provided skillful reviews and outlined unique perspectives on environmental microorganisms and their related processes.


bioinformatics biome ecosystem ecosystems environment genes microbe microbiology microorganism microorganisms

Editors and affiliations

  • Larry L. Barton
    • 1
  • Martin Mandl
    • 2
  • Alexander Loy
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. BiologyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2., Faculty of Science, Dept. of BiochmistryMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  3. 3., Department of Microbial Ecology, Fac. ofUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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