Environmental Microbiology (2nd edition)

Edited by Raina M. Maier and Ian L. Pepper 
Academic Press  2009  

Hardcover  624 pp  ISBN 9780123705198      £50.00
Additions to the new edition - new chapters on:
  • Urban Environmental Microbiology
  • Bacterial Communities in Natural Ecosystems
  • Global Change and Microbial Infectious Disease
  • Microorganisms and Bioterrorism
  • Extreme Environments (emphasizing the ecology of these environments)
  • Aquatic Environments (now devoted to its own chapter- was combined with Extreme Environments)

Updates to Methodologies:

  • Nucleic Acid -Based Methods: microarrays, phyloarrays, real-time PCR, metagomics, and comparative genomics
  • Physiological Methods: stable isotope fingerprinting and functional genomics and proteomics-based approaches
  • Microscopic Techniques: FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization) and atomic force microscopy
  • Cultural Methods: new approaches to enhanced cultivation of environmental bacteria
  • Environmental Sample Collection and Processing: added section on air sampling

Aimed at advanced students, technicians, researchers, and consultants in environmental sciences, microbiology, environmental engineering, public health, biology, chemistry, and civil engineering


SECTION 1 - REVIEW OF BASIC MICROBIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS 1. Introduction to Environmental Microbiology (Maier, Pepper, Gerba) 2. Microorganisms (Roane, Maier) 3. Bacterial Growth (Maier)

SECTION 2 - MICROBIAL ENVIRONMENTS 4. Earth Environments (Maier, Pepper) 5. Aeromicrobiology (Pepper, Dowd) 6. Aquatic Environments (Maier, Sandrin, Dowd, Herman) 7. Extreme Environments (Maier)

SECTION 3 - DETECTION, ENUMERATION, AND INDENTIFICATION 8. Environmental Sample Collection & Processing (Pepper, Gerba, Maier) 9. Microscopic Techniques (Roane, Pepper, Maier) 10. Cultural Methods (Gerba, Pepper) 11. Physiological Methods (Sandrin, Herman, Maier) 12. Immunological Methods (Dowd, Maier) 13. Nucleic Acid-Based Methods of Analysis(Newby, Maier)

SECTION 4 - MICROBIAL COMMUNICATION, ACTIVITIES, AND INTERACTIONS WITH ENVIRONMENT AND NUTRIENT CYCLING 14. Biogeochemical Cycling (Maier) 15. Consequences of Biogeochemical Cycles Gone Wild (Maier, Herman) 16. Microbial Communication: Bacteria/Bacteria and Bacteria/Host (Pierson) 17. Bacterial Communities in Natural Ecosystems (Maier, Pepper) 18. Global Change and Microbial Infectious Disease (Pepper, Gerba) 19. Microbial Transport (Newby, Pepper, Maier)

SECTION 5 - REMEDIATION OF ORGANIC AND METAL POLLUTANTS 20. Microorganisms and Organic Pollutants (Maier)21. Microorganisms and Metal Pollutants (Roane, Rensing, Pepper, Maier)

SECTION 6 - WATER- AND FOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS 22. Environmentally Transmitted Pathogens (Gerba) 23. Indicator Microorganisms (Gerba)

SECTION 7 - WASTE TREATMENT AND DISINFECTION 24. Wastewater Treatment and Biosolids Reuse (Gerba, Pepper) 25. Drinking Water Treatment (Gerba) 26. Disinfection (Gerba)

SECTION 8 - URBAN MICROBIOLOGY 27. Domestic and Indoor Microbiology (Gerba, Pepper) 28. Microorganisms and Bioterrorism (Pepper, Choi, Gerba) 30. Risk Assessment(Gerba)

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