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Marine Microbiology

Ecology & Applications, 2nd Edition

By Colin Munn

Garland Science

374 pages

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Paperback: 9780815365174
pub: 2011-04-01

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Marine Microbiology brings together microbial biology and ecology to create an integrated approach that addresses environmental management, human health, and economic concerns. The Second Edition takes into account many new discoveries in the field including the role of microbes in ocean processes and nutrient cycles, the importance of viruses, the beneficial role of marine microbes in biotechnology, biofuels, metagenomics and synthetic biology, and new research on the impact of climate change and ocean acidification.

The first three sections review the main features of the marine environment and key aspects of marine microbial life; the second section examines the role of marine microorganisms in ecology; and the final section considers some of the applications of this knowledge in areas such as disease and biodegradation.

Marine Microbiology is ideally suited for upper level undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers.


"In his ambitious undertaking, Munn provides a very readable and current review of this dynamic field…. Chapters are nicely organized with an introductory paragraph followed by a key concept summary, excellent figures and images, clear tables, and interspersed throughout are interesting facts and important questions highlighted in boxes along margins as well as an occasional research focus box…. Munn explains complex processes and concepts with great clarity and precision.”

- The Quarterly Review of Biology

Table of Contents

1. Microbes in the Marine Environment

2. Methods in Marine Microbiology

3. Metabolic Diversity and Ecophysiology

4. Marine Bacteria

5. Marine Archaea

6. Marine Eukaryotic Microbes

7. Marine Viruses

8. Ocean Processes – Marine Microbes and the Carbon Cycle

9. Nutrient Cycles – Nitrogen, Sulphur and Phosphorus

10. Symbiotic Associations

11. Microbial Diseases of Marine Organisms

12. Marine Microbes as Agents of Human Disease

13. Microbial Aspects of Marine Biofouling, Biodeterioration and Pollution

14. Marine Microbes and Biotechnology

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology