Environmental microbiology : methods and protocols /

Understanding the relationship between a microorganism and its environment is essential to the successful manipulation of industrial, biochemical, and medical processes. In Environmental Microbiology: Methods and Protocols, highly practiced experimentalists who often have perfected the methods they...

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Imprint:Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, ©2004.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 423 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Series:Methods in biotechnology ; 16
Methods in biotechnology ; 16.
Subject:Microbial ecology.
Environmental Microbiology.
Bacteria -- isolation & purification.
Microbiological Techniques.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Microbial ecology.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11130166
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Other authors / contributors:Spencer, J. F. T.
Ragout de Spencer, Alicia L.
ISBN:1588291162
9781588291165
1592597653
9781592597659
1280360348
9781280360343
9786610360345
6610360340
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
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Summary:Understanding the relationship between a microorganism and its environment is essential to the successful manipulation of industrial, biochemical, and medical processes. In Environmental Microbiology: Methods and Protocols, highly practiced experimentalists who often have perfected the methods they write about describe readily reproducible techniques for determining most of the important factors governing microorganisms and their habitats. Presented in step-by-step detail, these cutting-edge methods range from those for the study of marine organisms, to those for investigating microorganisms occurring in groundwater, to the biodiversity found in remote environments. The protocols for studying fermented milks are significant for investigators concerned with milk as an item of food for infants, small children, and even adults. Additional methods for the recovery and determination of nucleic acids and other compounds affecting, and affected by, microorganisms, are provided for certain enzymes produced by plant pathogens and for obtaining microbial species tolerant of such inhibitors as heavy metals. Review articles discuss the endophytic bacterium Bacillus mojavensis, the engineering of bacteria to enhance their ability to carry out bioremediation of aromatic compounds, and the use of chemical shift reagents and Na-NMR to study sodium gradients in microorganisms. The protocols follow the successful Methods in Molecular Biology"!series format, each one offering step-by-step laboratory instructions, an introduction outlining the principle behind the technique, lists of equipment and reagents, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. State-of-the-art and highly practical, Environmental Microbiology: Methods and Protocols offers microbiological researchers a powerful set of techniques for investigating and understanding microorganisms in their native environments
Other form:Print version: Environmental microbiology. Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, ©2004 1588291162
Standard no.:10.1385/1592597653.