Table of contents

  1. Michael A. Kertesz, Akitomo Kawasaki, Andreas Stolz
  2. Irene A. Davidova, Christopher R. Marks, Joseph M. Suflita
  3. Svetlana N. Dedysh, Peter F. Dunfield
  4. Catherine Rafin, Etienne Veignie
  5. Watumesa A. Tan, Rebecca E. Parales
  6. Cristina Coscolín, Rafael Bargiela, Mónica Martínez-Martínez, Sandra Alonso, Alexander Bollinger, Stephan Thies et al.
  7. Michail M. Yakimov, Peter N. Golyshin, Francesca Crisafi, Renata Denaro, Laura Giuliano
  8. Roger C. Prince, Tivkaa J. Amande, Terry J. McGenity
  9. Marina G. Kalyuzhnaya, Oscar A. Gomez, J. Colin Murrell

About this book


This book provides comprehensive, authoritative descriptions of the microbes involved in cleaning up oil spills and degrading climate-altering hydrocarbons such as methane, and has detailed discussions about the taxonomy, ecology, genomics, physiology and global significance of these hydrocarbon-degrading microbes.


Oil-spill microbes crude oil biodegradation functional genomics Deepwater Horizon microorganisms aerobic hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria anaerobic hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria phylogeny methanotrophs

Editors and affiliations

  • Terry J. McGenity
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EssexSchool of Biological Sciences University of EssexColchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60053-6
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Chemical Manufacturing
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