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Processes in Microbial Ecology - Table of Contents

PME2012-FinalFrontcover.jpgby David L. Kirchman

Oxford University Press

First Edition, March 2012

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368 pages; 200 illustrations; 9.7 x 7.4


Table of Contents


1. Introduction
2. Elements, Biochemicals, and Structures of Microbes
3. Physical-Chemical Environment of Microbes
4. Microbial Primary Production and Phototrophy
5. Degradation of Organic Material
6. Microbial Growth, Biomass Production, and Controls
7. Predation and Protists
8. Ecology of Viruses
9. Community Structure of Microbes in Natural Environments
10. Genomes and Metagenomes of Microbes and Viruses
11. Processes in Anoxic Environments
12. The Nitrogen Cycle
13. Introduction to Geomicrobiology
14. Symbiosis and Microbes

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