1st Edition

Geomicrobiology





ISBN 9781578086658
Published April 14, 2010 by CRC Press
328 Pages

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Book Description

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

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Biography

Sudhir K. Jain, Abdul Arif Khan, Mahendra K. Rai