Defines microbial genera from the point of view of their environmental and economic sustainable use
Provides holistic view of the pillars of sustainability
Emphasizes on the role of microorganisms to human welfare through conservation of natural resources
Part of the book series: Microorganisms for Sustainability (MICRO, volume 1)
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Table of contents (15 chapters)
Microbes in Sustainable Industrial Development
Microbes in Environmental Sustainability
Microbes in Sustainable Agriculture
About this book
This book describes selected microbial genera from the perspective of their environmentally and commercially sustainable use. By focusing on their physiology and metabolism and combining historical information with the latest developments, it presents a multidisciplinary portrait of microbial sustainability. The chapters provide readers descriptions of each genus in the form of microbial models that move us closer to the goal of sustainability; selected chapters also include worldwide market information and lists of corresponding patents.
- Agricultural Sustainability
- Environmental Sustainability
- Microbial systems
Editors and Affiliations
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Section, Faculty of Sciences, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay
About the editor
Dr. Susana Castro Sowinski is currently working as associate professor in Faculty of Sciences, University of the Republic, Uruguay.
Her publications are:
1. Batista S, Castro S, Aguilar OM and Martinez-Drets G. 1992. Induction of C4-dicarboxylate transport genes by external stimuli in Rhizobium meliloti. Can. J. Microbiol. 38: 51-55.
2. Batista S, Castro S, Ubalde MC and Martinez-Drets G. 1994. Effect of divalent cations on succinate transport in R. tropici, R. leguminosarum bv. phaseoli and R. loti. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 10: 249 - 255.
3. Castro S and Cantera AMB. 1995. Rapid and inexpensive procedure for proteolytic activity determination. J. Biotech. Edu. 23: 42-43.
1. Castro-Sowinski S and Okon, Y. Physiological features of Azospirillum in the rhizosphere. En: Biología del Suelo: transformaciones de la materia orgánica, usos y biodiversidad de los organismos edáficos. Eds.: M. A. Monzón de
2. Asconegui, I. E. García de Salamone y S. S. Miyazaki. Editorial Facultad de Agronomía; Universidad de Buenos Aires. Primera edición. Pp 33-37.
3. Castro-Sowinski S, Burdman S, Matan O and Okon Y. 2009. Natural functions of bacterial polyhydroxyalkanoates. En: Plastics from bacteria: natural functions and applications. Microbiology monographs. Eds: Chen, Guo-Qiang. Editorial Springer. Pp 39-56. ISBN: 978-3-642-03286-8.
Book Title: Microbial Models: From Environmental to Industrial Sustainability
Editors: Susana Castro-Sowinski
Series Title: Microorganisms for Sustainability
Publisher: Springer Singapore
eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-10-2554-9Published: 30 November 2016
Softcover ISBN: 978-981-10-9649-5Published: 08 June 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-981-10-2555-6Published: 17 November 2016
Series ISSN: 2512-1901
Series E-ISSN: 2512-1898
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: IX, 349
Number of Illustrations: 36 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
Topics: Microbial Ecology, Microbiology, Soil Science, Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology