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The Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria: Contemporary Perspectives

  • J. M. Odom
  • Rivers SingletonJr.

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

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About this book

Introduction

Sulfate-reducing bacteria comprise a diverse and ecologically interactive group of anaerobic prokaryotes which share an extraordinary trait: growth by sulfate respiration with hydrogen sulfide as a major end-product. Sulfate-reducers are found in diverse environments ranging from estuaries to geological oil-bearing formations. They have attracted considerable scientific and commercial interest. These organisms have been actively investigated by researchers in microbial energetics, protein chemistry, ecology and more recently molecular biology. This interest has increased greatly over the past decade, and this volume presents the first book-length summary of our knowledge of sulfate-reducing bacteria in nearly 10 years. Featuring an introduction by the eminent microbiologist John Postgate and comprehensive reviews from recognized authorities, this book will be of interest to microbiologists with interests in physiology, evolution, and ecology.

Keywords

Archaea Expression Fermentation RNA chemistry cloning cytoplasm electroporation metabolic process metabolism microbial ecology molecular biology physiology polymer protein

Editors and affiliations

  • J. M. Odom
    • 1
  • Rivers SingletonJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Central Research and Development Dept.E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co.WilmingtonUSA
  2. 2.School of Life and Health SciencesUniverstity of DelawareNewarkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-9263-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-9265-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9263-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1432-0061
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