CRC Handbook of Laboratory Model Systems for Microbial Ecosystems, Volume II: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

CRC Handbook of Laboratory Model Systems for Microbial Ecosystems, Volume II

1st Edition

By Julian W.T. Wimpenny

CRC Press

288 pages

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Hardback: 9780849329746
pub: 1988-10-31

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These volumes present the main classes of useful laboratory model systems used to study microbial ecosystems, with emphasis on the practical details for the use of each model. The most commonly used model, the homogeneous fermenter, is featured along with linked homogeneous culture systems, film fermenters, and percolating columns. Additionally, gel-stabilized culture systems which incorporate molecular diffusion as their main solute transfer mechanism and the microbial colony are explained. Chapters comparing model systems with "microcosms" are included, along with discussions of the value of computer models in microbial ecosystem research. Highlighted is a global discussion of the value of laboratory models in microbial ecology.

Table of Contents

Volume II:

One-Dimensional Gel-Stabilized Model Systems

The Use of Packed Column Reactors to Study Microbial Transformations in the Soil

Environmental Models in the Study of Soil Microbiology

The Perfil'ev Convectional Flow Technique for Modeling Stratified Natural Aquatic Communities

The Bacterial Colony

Laboratory and Theoretical Models for the Effects of Bacterial Motility and Chemotaxis of Microbial Population Growth

Cell Quota Models and Planktonic Primary Production

The Role of Mathematical Models and Experimental Ecosystems in the Study of Microbial Ecology


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Research
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General