Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Molly C. Redmond, David L. Valentine
    Pages 1-17
  3. Marisol Goñi-Urriza, Robert Duran
    Pages 19-35
  4. Cristiana Cravo-Laureau, Robert Duran
    Pages 51-62
  5. Balbina Nogales, Rafael Bosch
    Pages 63-79
  6. K. Knittel, Gunter Wegener, A. Boetius
    Pages 113-132
  7. Tobin J. Verbeke, Svetlana N. Dedysh, Peter F. Dunfield
    Pages 133-156
  8. Thirumahal Muthukrishnan, Raeid M. M. Abed
    Pages 157-177
  9. Tariq Siddique, Sebastian Stasik, Mohd Faidz Mohamad Shahimin, Katrin Wendt-Potthoff
    Pages 251-283
  10. Karl Skeels, Corinne Whitby
    Pages 285-306
  11. Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú, G. Sybren de Hoog, Richard C. Summerbell
    Pages 307-342
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 343-352

About this book


This book provides comprehensive, authoritative discussions about microbial communities in environments that are rich in hydrocarbons, crude oil or lipids. It encompasses natural environments, such as tar sands, oil seeps and reservoirs, as well as habitats where methane is produced. Equally, the book deals with habitats that have been influenced by human activity, including oil-contaminated soils, aquifers, coast and seas. The book opens with a series of chapters considering the contemporary approaches used to investigate microbial communities.


crude oil biodegradation Deepwater Horizon microorganisms hydrocarbon ecology microorganism Methanotrophs Oil-spill microbes grease biodegradation fat biodegradation

Editors and affiliations

  • Terry J. McGenity
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of EssexColchesterUK

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