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Main Title Chemolithoautotrophic Bacteria Biochemistry and Environmental Biology / [electronic resource] :
Author Yamanaka, Tateo.
Publisher Springer Japan,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QR1-502
ISBN 9784431785415
Subjects Life sciences. ; Biochemistry. ; Microbial ecology. ; Evolution (Biology). ; Microbiology. ; Bacteriology.
Internet Access
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Contents Notes
General Considerations -- Cytochromes -- Nitrogen Circulation on Earth and Bacteria -- Sulfur Circulation on Earth and Bacteria -- Oxidation and Reduction of Iron by Bacteria -- Carbon Circulation on Earth and Microorganisms -- Organisms Evolutionarily Closest to the Origin of Life. Bacteria change the surface of the Earth. All kinds of bacteria reside in the biosphere, and although sometimes they may cause damage, they also help in cleaning the surface of the Earth and in the circulation of various substances. Chemolithoautotrophic bacteria in particular have a unique and intimate relationship with inorganic substances and human beings. This book covers in detail advances in the biochemistry and physiology of several chemolithoautotrophic bacteria as well as their relationship to certain environments. Included are recent findings regarding the oxidation mechanisms of ammonia, nitrite, sulfur compounds, and ferrous iron by special bacteria. The characteristics of many cytochromes are described to further advance the understanding of bacterial oxidation systems of inorganic compounds. Applications of bacteria, such as in sewage treatment and in biohydometallurgy, among others, are detailed, and bacteria considered closest to the origins of life are discussed in the final chapter.