Marine Microbiology: Ecology & Applications

2nd Edition

Colin Munn

Garland Science
Published April 1, 2011
Textbook - 374 Pages
ISBN 9780815365174 - CAT# Y107823

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Summary

Marine Microbiology brings together microbial biology and ecology to create an integrated approach that addresses environmental management, human health, and economic concerns. The Second Edition takes into account many new discoveries in the field including the role of microbes in ocean processes and nutrient cycles, the importance of viruses, the beneficial role of marine microbes in biotechnology, biofuels, metagenomics and synthetic biology, and new research on the impact of climate change and ocean acidification.

The first three sections review the main features of the marine environment and key aspects of marine microbial life; the second section examines the role of marine microorganisms in ecology; and the final section considers some of the applications of this knowledge in areas such as disease and biodegradation.

Marine Microbiology is ideally suited for upper level undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers.

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