Microbial Enzymes in Aquatic Environments

  • Ryszard J. Chróst

Part of the Brock/Springer Series in Contemporary Bioscience book series (BROCK/SPRINGER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Gilles Billen
    Pages 123-143
  3. Susan E. Jones, Maurice A. Lock
    Pages 144-154
  4. Timothy R. Jacobsen, Hakumat Rai
    Pages 155-164
  5. James B. Cotner Jr., Robert G. Wetzel
    Pages 187-205
  6. David Wynne, Bina Kaplan, Thomas Berman
    Pages 220-226
  7. Jon Barfield, David A. Francko
    Pages 239-248
  8. Richard A. Smucker, Chi K. Kim
    Pages 249-269
  9. Marion Köster, Preben Jensen, Lutz-Arend Meyer-Reil
    Pages 298-310
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 311-317

About this book


Organic matter in aquatic environments consists mostly of large compounds which cannot be taken up and utilized directly by microbial cells. Prior to incorporation, polymeric materials undergo degradation by cell-bound and extracellular enzymes produced by these microbes; in fact, such enzymatic mobilization and transformation is the key process which regulates the turnover of organic as well as inorganic compounds in aquatic environments. This volume brings together studies on enzymatic degradation processes from disciplines as diverse as water and sediment research, bacterial and algal aquatic ecophysiology, eutrophication, and nutrient cycling and biogeochemistry, in both freshwater and marine ecosystems. Its scope extends from fundamental research exploring the contribution of microbial enzymatic processes to whole ecosystem functioning to practical applications in water biotechnology. The first comprehensive publication providing an overview of this emerging field of enzymology, Microbial Enzymes in Aquatic Environments will be of great interest to ecologists and microbiologists alike.


biotechnology chemistry ecophysiology ecosystem environment enzymology eutrophication microbe microbes nutrient cycling polymer

Editors and affiliations

  • Ryszard J. Chróst
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MicrobiologyUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7793-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3090-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1432-0061
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