379 pages | 31 Color Illus. | 45 B/W Illus.
This book correlates the vast genetic diversity associated with environmental samples and still underexploited potential for the development of biotechnology products. The book points out the potential of different types of environmental samples. It presents the main characteristics of microbial diversity, the main approaches used for molecular characterization of the diversity, and practical examples of application of the exploration of the microbial diversity. It presents a not-yet-explored structure for discussing the main topics related to molecular biology of environmental prokaryotes and their biotechnological applications.
Molecular Taxonomy of Environmental Prokaryotes, Terrestrial Microbial Diversity, Marine Microbial Diversity, The Diversity of Microbial Extremophiles, Symbiosis, Microbial Signaling, Cloning and Expression of Heterologous Genes: Environmental Applications, Microscopy Techniques to Assess Prokaryotic Molecular Diversity in Environmental Samples, Next-Generation Sequencing, Proteomics: Principles and Application in Microbiology of Prokaryotes, Bioinformatics for Studying Environmental Microorganisms, Microbial Biofuels: Potential and Challenges, Microbial Natural Products, Bioremediation, Nutraceuticals from Cyanobacteria and Microalgae, Index