Microbial Communities

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Microbial Communities

Author : Heribert Insam
ISBN : 9783642606946
Genre : Science
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Research on decomposer communities of terrestrial ecosystems for a long time has focussed on microbial biomass and gross turnover parameters. Recently, more and more attempts are made to look beyond the biomass, and more specifically determine functions and populations on a smaller scale-in time and space. A multitude of techniques is being improved and developed. Garland and Mills (1991) triggered a series of publications on substrate utilization tests in the field of microbial ecology. Despite several promising results for different applications in different laboratories, many problems concerning the assay and the interpretation of results became evident. After individual discussions on the approach with colleagues from various laboratories we started to plan a workshop on the matter. The response on our first circular was extraordinary, and instead of a small workshop it became a meeting with almost 150 participants. The meeting was named 'Substrate use for characterization of microbial communities in terrestrial ecosystems' (SUBMECO) and was held in Innsbruck, Austria, from Oct. 16-18, 1996. The very focussed scope attracted enthusiastic advocates of the approach, and also serious critics. Some of the topics concerned improvements of current inoculation and incubation techniques, ranging from sample pre-treatment, inoculum density and incubation temperature to statistical data handling. New methods for calculating microbial diversity were proposed, as well as bootstrap methods that allow statistics with many variables on a relatively low number of replicates.
Category: Science

Of Microbes And Art

Author : Orio Ciferri
ISBN : 9781461542391
Genre : Social Science
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Microbial defacement and degradation of artistic or historic artifacts is a worldwide problem affecting all countries regardless of their history, geographical location, or economic conditions. This is the first comprehensive study of the role of microbial colonization on the degradation of different cultural artifacts (from buildings to books, wall paintings, textiles, sculptures and glass) and of the investigations into the compounds utilized to control microbial invasion. The book focuses on three main areas: the identification of the microorganisms which cause structural damage; methods to reduce or prevent microbial colonization and damage; and the use of microorganisms for the protection and bioremediation of cultural artifacts.
Category: Social Science

Microbial Communities In Soil

Author : Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Symposium
ISBN : UOM:39015010178252
Genre : Science
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This text contains proceedings of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium, held at Copenhagen, Denmark, during 4-8 August 1985.
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Natural Microbial Communities

Author : Tomomichi Yanagita
ISBN : UCSD:31822005123187
Genre : Ecology
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Principles of microbiological behaviour and physiology in various natural environments are topics of this overview on Natural Microbial Communities.Ecological features of aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric environments are discussed with repect to diversitiy and adaptability of species, growth and physiological state in nature, microenvironments, migration, succesion and segregation of microbial communities. The geochemical impact on the earth, interactions with chemical and physical environments and interactions of microorganisms with plants and animals are further topics. The section on applied aspects of microbes in agriculture, food fermentation, biological and chemical pollution and waste water treatment will be of special interest.
Category: Ecology

Mcqs For Oral Microbiology

Author : Elsevier Ltd
ISBN : 9780702069796
Genre : Medical
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MCQs for Oral Microbiology E-Book
Category: Medical