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Polar Microbiology

The Ecology, Biodiversity and Bioremediation Potential of Microorganisms in Extremely Cold Environments, 1st Edition

Edited by Asim K. Bej, Jackie Aislabie, Ronald M. Atlas

CRC Press

424 pages

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Pollution has accompanied polar exploration since Captain John Davis' arrival on the Antarctic continent in 1821 and has become an unavoidable consequence of oil spills in our polar regions. Fortunately, many of the organisms indigenous to Polar ecosystems have the ability to degrade pollutants. It is this metabolic capacity that forms the basis fo

Table of Contents

Microbiology of Antarctic Terrestrial Soils and Rocks. Archaeal Diversity in Antarctic Ecosystems. Bacterial Biodiversity of Antarctica: Conventional Polyphasic and rRNA Approaches. L.I.F.E. in Antarctic Lakes. Psychrophilic and Psychrotolerant Microbial Extremophiles in Polar Environments. Cold Adaptation in Antarctic Biodegradative Microorganisms. Possible Role of Bacteriophage-Mediated Horizontal Gene Transfer on Microbial Adaptation to Environmental Stressors in Polar Ecosystems. Sources of Organic Matter for the Archean Cryosphere. Response of Polar Soil Bacterial Communities to Fuel Spills. Microbial Degradation of Petroleum Compounds in Cold Marine Water and Ice. Potential for Microbial Biodegradation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Polar Environments. Tolerance of Antarctic Soil Fungi to Hydrocarbons and Their Potential Role in Soil Bioremediation. Do Fertilizers Help in Effective Bioremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Polar Soils? Bioremediation of Contaminated Sites in the Canadian Arctic: Monitoring Performance and the Effects of Biostimulation Using Molecular Methods. Occurrence, Distribution and Nature of Hydrocarbon-Degrading Genes in Biodegradative Microorganisms from the Antarctic Environment. Potential Use of Real-Time PCR to Assess Changes in the Microbial Population Structure and Function during Bioremediation of Polar Soils. Microbial Bioremediation in Polar Environments: Current Status and Future Directions. Index.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General