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Microbiology and Biogeochemistry of Hypersaline Environments



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ISBN 9780849383632
Published September 16, 1998 by CRC Press
384 Pages

 
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This book, intended for researchers and students in the fields of microbiology, biochemistry, and biogeochemistry, details the biology and biogeochemistry of various halophilic microorganisms that live in high density saline environments worldwide. These organisms are especially important to biodegradation and hazardous site clean-up. Topics include the biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology of these organisms; new methods to type them; and osmotic adaption.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Microbiology and Biogeochemistry of Halophilic Microorganisms - An Overview, A. Oren
Diversity and Ecology
Diversity of Members of the Family Halobacteriaceae, M. Kamekura
Contribution of Molecular Techniques to the Study of Microbial Diversity in Hypersaline Environments, F. Rodriguez-Valera, S.G. Acinas, and J. Anton
The Microbial Ecology of Solar Salt Plants, C.D. Litchfield, A. Irby, and R.H. Vreeland
Considerations for Microbiological Sampling of Crystals from Ancient Salt Formations, R.H. Vreeland and D.W. Powers
Poikilotroph Response of Microorganisms to Shifting Alkalinity, Salinity, Temperature and Water Potential, A.A. Gorbushina and W.E. Krumbein
Biogeochemistry
Hypersaline Depositional Environments and Their Relation to Oil Generation, A. Aizenshtat, I. Miloslavski, D. Aschengrau, and A. Oren
Field Evidence for 13C Depletion Due to Atmospheric CO2 Invasion in Hypersaline Microbial Mat Communities, N. Gazit-Yaari, B. Lazar, and J. Erez
The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea - A Terminal Lake in the Dead Sea Rift: A Short Overview, I. Gavrieli, M. Beyth, and Y. Yechieli
The Rise and Decline of a Bloom of Halophilic Algae and Archaea in the Dead Sea: 1992-1995, A. Oren
Studies on the Microbiota of the Dead Sea - Fifty Years Later, A. Ventosa, D.R. Arahal, and B.E. Volcani
Radiotracer Studies of Bacterial Methanogenesis in Sediments from the Dead Sea and Solar Lake (Sinai), M.M. DiPasquale, A. Oren, Y. Cohen, and R.S. Oremland
Ion Metabolism and Osmotic Regulation
The Molecular Mechanism of Regulation of the Na+/H+

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