Microbiology and Biogeochemistry of Hypersaline Environments: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Microbiology and Biogeochemistry of Hypersaline Environments

1st Edition

By Aharon Oren

CRC Press

384 pages

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Hardback: 9780849383632
pub: 1998-09-16

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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


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


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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SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology