Geomicrobiology is a combination of geology and microbiology, and includes the study of interaction of microorganisms with their environment, such as in sedimentary rocks. This is a new and rapidly-developing field that has led in the past decade to a radically-revised view of the diversity and activity of microbial life on Earth. Geomicrobiology examines the role that microbes have played in the past and are currently playing in a number of fundamental geological processes. The present book is of great importance for researchers working in the field of microbiology, biotechnology, geology and environmental biotechnology. It can be a major reference book for students as well as researchers.
Table of Contents
Microbe-Mineral Interactions: Cave Geomicrobiology Deep-sea Piezophilic Bacteria: Geomicrobiology and Biotechnology Chalcopyrite Bioleaching: The Changing Face of Copper Treatment. Mineral Biotechnology of Sulphides Petroleum Geomicrobiology. Bio/Geomarkers and Mineralizing Hydrothermal Settings: Selected Earth Analogs, Microbiological Ecosystems and Astrobiological Potential Spirulina Biotechnology, Extant Analogues of the Microbial Origins of Life, Biodeterioration of Archaeological Monuments and Approach for Restoration
Sudhir K. Jain, Abdul Arif Khan, Mahendra K. Rai