Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry

  • Nagina Parmar
  • Ajay Singh

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Nagina Parmar, Ajay Singh
    Pages 1-15
  3. Megha K. Purohit, Vikram H. Raval, Satya P. Singh
    Pages 61-79
  4. Asha A. Juwarkar, Rashmi R. Misra, Jitendra K. Sharma
    Pages 81-100
  5. Arvind Sinha, Rajeshwari Sinha, Sunil K. Khare
    Pages 101-118
  6. Lala Behari Sukla, Sunil Kumar Behera, Nilotpala Pradhan
    Pages 137-151
  7. Ajay Singh, Jonathan D. Van Hamme, Ramesh C. Kuhad, Nagina Parmar, Owen P. Ward
    Pages 153-173
  8. Satyavir S. Sindhu, Priyanka Parmar, Manisha Phour
    Pages 175-198
  9. Satyavir S. Sindhu, Manisha Phour, Sita Ram Choudhary, Deepika Chaudhary
    Pages 199-237
  10. Ajay Singh, Nagina Parmar, Owen Ward
    Pages 239-245
  11. Nagina Parmar, Ajay Singh, Hammad Khan
    Pages 261-296
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 297-302

About this book

Introduction

Over the past 4 billion years, microorganisms have contributed to shaping the earth and making it more habitable for higher forms of life. They are remarkable in their metabolic diversity and their ability to harvest energy from oxidation and reduction reactions. Research on these microbiological processes has led to the newly evolving fields of geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry, linking the geosphere and the biosphere.

This volume of the Soil Biology series provides an overview of the biogeochemical processes and the microorganisms involved, with an emphasis on the industrial applications. Topics treated include aspects such as bioremediation of contaminated environments, biomining, biotechnological applications of extremophiles, subsurface petroleum microbiology, enhanced oil recovery using microbes and their products, metal extraction from soil, soil elemental cycling and plant nutrition.

Keywords

Biomineralization Bioremediation Extremophiles Microbial diversity Nutrient cycle

Editors and affiliations

  • Nagina Parmar
    • 1
  • Ajay Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry & BiologyRyerson UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Lystek International Inc.CambridgeCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-41837-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-41836-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-41837-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-3382
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-4831
  • About this book
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