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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Timmis, Kenneth N.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2010
Call Number QR1-502
ISBN 9783540775874
Subjects Life sciences. ; Microbiology. ; Biochemistry. ; Microbial ecology. ; Microbial genetics. ; Biotechnology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-77587-4
Collation DLII, 4716 p. eReference. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes "Water is life!" All active cellular systems require water as the medium and solvent of their metabolic activities. Hydrophobic compounds and structures, which tend to exclude water, though providing inter alia excellent sources of energy and a means of biological compartmentalization, present problems of cellular handling, poor bioavailability and, in some cases, toxicity. Microbes both synthesize and exploit a vast range of hydrophobic organics, especially petroleum oil hydrocarbons and industrial pollutants, and the underlying interactions not only have major consequences for the lifestyles of the microbes involved, but also for biogeochemistry, climate change, environmental pollution, human health and a range of biotechnological applications. The aim of this handbook is to be the definitive resource of current knowledge on the diverse and multifaceted aspects of these interactions, the microbial players, and the physiological mechanisms and adaptive strategies characteristic of the microbial lifestyle that plays out at hydrophobic material: aqueous liquid interfaces.
Place Published Berlin, Heidelberg
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2010
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20141010151207
Language eng
Origin SPRINGER
Type EBOOK
OCLC Rec Leader 02698nam a22004935i 45