Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Biochemical and Molecular Approaches

  • Jürgen Overbeck
  • Ryszard J. Chróst

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

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About this book


Aquatic microbial ecology, a growing interdisciplinary field, has become increasingly compartmentalized in recent years. The aim of this volume is to propose a framework for biochemical and molecular approaches, which are employed ever more widely in studies of aquatic microbial communities and ecosystem functioning. The book presents state of the art applications of modern molecular research techniques to a range of topics in ectoenzymes microbial carbon metabolism bacterial population dynamics RNA chemotaxonomy of microbial communities plasmids and adaptation to environmental conditions. Written for limnologists, marine biologists, and all researchers interested in environmental microbiology and molecular aspects of ecology, this volume will provide a stimulating introduction to this emerging field.


Adaptation RNA bacteria biology ecology ecosystem environment enzyme genetics metabolism microbial ecology microbiology nucleic acids population dynamics taxonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Overbeck
    • 1
  • Ryszard J. Chróst
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbial EcologyMax-Planck Institute of LimnologyPlönFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Institute of MicrobiologyUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7991-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3382-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1432-0061
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