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Microbial Life of Cave Systems

Ed. by Summers Engel, Annette

With contrib. by Jones, Daniel / Lavoie, Kathleen / Barton, Hazel A. / Ortiz-Ortiz, Marianyoly / Neilson, Julia W. / Legatzki, Antje / Maier, Raina / Tetu, Sasha G. / Elbourne, Liam / Cronan, Andrew / Holmes, Andrew / Gillings, Michael / Paulsen, Ian T. / Carmichael, Sarah / Bräuer, Suzanna L. / Northup, Diana / Paterson, Audrey / Kumaresan, Deepak / Hillebrand-Voiculescu, Alexandra / Wischer, Daniela / Stephenson, Jason / Chen, Yin / Murrell, Colin / Saiz-Jimenez, Cesareo / Mulec, Janez / Martin-Sanchez, Pedro / Miller, Ana / Cuezva, Soledad / Jurado, Valme / Fernandez-Cortez, Angel / Garcia-Anton, Elena / Rogerio-Candelera, Miguel Angel / Ariño, Xavier / Benavente, David / Cañaveras, Juan Carlos / Sanchez-Moral, Sergio

Series:Life in Extreme Environments 3

    129,95 € / $182.00 / £118.00*

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    Publication Date:
    October 2015
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    • Unique focus on the microbial life of caves, the ecological processes and geological consequences attributed to microbes in cave environments
    • Full color illustrations

    Aims and Scope

    The earth's subsurface contains abundant and active microbial biomass, living in water, occupying pore space, and colonizing mineral and rock surfaces. Caves are one type of subsurface habitat, being natural, solutionally- or collapse-enlarged openings in rock. Within the past 30 years, there has been an increase in the number of microbiology studies from cave environments to understand cave ecology, cave geology, and even the origins of life. By emphasizing the microbial life of caves, and the ecological processes and geological consequences attributed to microbes, this book provides the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the microbial life of caves for students, professionals, and general readers.


    24.0 x 17.0 cm
    xv, 335 pages
    50 Fig. 15 Tables
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text

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    Annette Summers Engel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

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