Table of contents

  1. K. Knittel, G. Wegener, A. Boetius
  2. Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú, G. Sybren de Hoog, Richard C. Summerbell
  3. Marisol Goñi-Urriza, Robert Duran
  4. Tobin J. Verbeke, Svetlana N. Dedysh, Peter F. Dunfield
  5. Thirumahal Muthukrishnan, Raeid M. M. Abed
  6. Tariq Siddique, Sebastian Stasik, Mohd Faidz Mohamad Shahimin, Katrin Wendt-Potthoff

About this book


This book provides comprehensive, authoritative discussions about microbial communities in environments that are rich in hydrocarbons, crude oil or lipids. It encompasses natural environments, such as tar sands, oil seeps and reservoirs, as well as habitats where methane is produced. Equally, the book deals with habitats that have been influenced by human activity, including oil-contaminated soils, aquifers, coast and seas. The book opens with a series of chapters considering the contemporary approaches used to investigate microbial communities.


crude oil biodegradation Deepwater Horizon microorganisms hydrocarbon ecology microorganism Methanotrophs Oil-spill microbes grease biodegradation fat biodegradation

Editors and affiliations

  • Terry J. McGenity
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EssexSchool of Biological Sciences University of EssexColchesterUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60063-5