Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Roger C. Prince, Tivkaa J. Amande, Terry J. McGenity
    Pages 1-39
  3. Aharon Oren
    Pages 41-51
  4. Roger C. Prince
    Pages 53-72
  5. KaeKyoung Kwon, Yong Min Kwon, Sang-Jin Kim
    Pages 73-91
  6. Alison Buchan, José M. González, Michelle J. Chua
    Pages 93-104
  7. Michael A. Kertesz, Akitomo Kawasaki, Andreas Stolz
    Pages 105-124
  8. Watumesa A. Tan, Rebecca E. Parales
    Pages 125-141
  9. Aleksei A. Korzhenkov, Stepan V. Toshchakov, Olga V. Golyshina, Manuel Ferrer, Tatyana N. Chernikova, Karl-Erich Jaeger et al.
    Pages 153-166
  10. Michail M. Yakimov, Peter N. Golyshin, Francesca Crisafi, Renata Denaro, Laura Giuliano
    Pages 167-179
  11. Irene A. Davidova, Christopher R. Marks, Joseph M. Suflita
    Pages 207-243
  12. Marina G. Kalyuzhnaya, Oscar A. Gomez, J. Colin Murrell
    Pages 245-278
  13. Svetlana N. Dedysh, Peter F. Dunfield
    Pages 279-297
  14. Catherine Rafin, Etienne Veignie
    Pages 299-318
  15. Cristina Coscolín, Rafael Bargiela, Mónica Martínez-Martínez, Sandra Alonso, Alexander Bollinger, Stephan Thies et al.
    Pages 353-373
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 375-382

About this book


This book provides comprehensive, authoritative descriptions of the microbes involved in cleaning up oil spills and degrading climate-altering hydrocarbons such as methane, and has detailed discussions about the taxonomy, ecology, genomics, physiology and global significance of these hydrocarbon-degrading microbes.



Oil-spill microbes crude oil biodegradation functional genomics Deepwater Horizon microorganisms aerobic hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria anaerobic hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria phylogeny methanotrophs

Editors and affiliations

  • Terry J. McGenity
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesUniversity of EssexColchesterUK

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