Geomicrobiology by Henry Lutz Ehrlich

By Henry Lutz Ehrlich

This paintings explores the position that microbes play or have performed in particular geological approaches, emphasizing the inorganic modifications taken with microbial mineral formation and degradation. This variation discusses advances in realizing carbonate deposition, rock weathering, methylmercury formation, and more.;College and college bookstores may possibly order 5 or extra copies of this paintings at a distinct pupil expense, to be had on request from Marcel Dekker, Inc.

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E. Gibbons, 1974, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore) and to the Index Bergeyana (R. E. Buchanan, J. G. Holt, and E. F. Lessel, 1966, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore). In some instances, however, it may be impossible to find a bacterial organism listed in the Manual or the Index because the organism was never sufficiently described to achieve taxonomic status. The current names of renamed bacteria may also be found in the index of organisms at the end of this book. It is hoped that this book will serve not only as a text but also as an introduction and guide to the geomicrobiological literature for microbiologists, ecologists, geologists, environmental engineers, and others interested in the subject.

All Rights Reserved. Neither this book nor any part may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, microfilming, and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Marcel Dekker, Inc. 270 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016 Current printing (last digit): 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Page iii To my former and present students, from whom I have learned as much as I hope they have learned from me.

A single basic theme pervades these last 11 chapters: biooxidation and bioreduction and/or bioprecipitation and biosolution. This may seem an unnecessary reiteration of a common set of principles, but closer examination will show that the manifestations of these principles in different geomicrobial phenomena differ so strikingly as to require separate examination. In discussing geomicrobial processes, I have tended to emphasize the physiological more than the geological aspects. This is in part because the former is my own area of greater expertise, but also, and more importantly, because I feel that the physiological and biochemical nature of geomicrobial processes has to be understood to fully appreciate why some microbes are capable of these activities.

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