Environmental molecular microbiology / edited by Wen-Tso Liu and Janet K. Jansson
Contributor(s): Liu, Wen-Tso [editor literario] | Jansson, Janet K [editor literario]Material type: Text; Format: print Publisher: Norfolk : Caister Academic Press, 2010Description: VIII, 231, A1-A7 p. : il., gráf. ; 26 cmISBN: 978-1-904455-52-3Subject(s): Microbiología -- Técnica | Microbiología molecular | Ecología microbiana
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Molecular biology has revolutionized the study of microorganisms in the environment and has improved our understanding of the composition, phylogeny, and physiology of microbial communities. The current molecular toolbox encompasses a range of DNA-based technologies and new methods for the study of RNA and proteins extracted from environmental samples. Currently, there is a major emphasis on the application of omics approaches to determine the identities and functions of microbes inhabiting different environments. This book highlights the current state-of-the-art of environmental molecular microbiology. International experts have contributed chapters that describe the various technologies and their applications in environmental microbiology. The first half of the book focuses on the microbial diversity and phylogeny of microorganisms in the environment and describes the molecular toolbox currently available for the study of the composition and diversity of microbial communities and ...