Polar Microbiology

Polar Microbiology

Life in A Deep Freeze

eBook - 2012
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This edited volume on Arctic, Antarctic and sub-polar microbiology is designed to introduce this fascinating field to a wide range of microbiologists and environmental scientists.

Amer Society For Microbiology

Sheds new light on the microbial ecology and physiology of the Earth’s polar regions.

Examines the microbial investigations during the International Polar Year of 2008 focusing on the Arctic and Antarctic, along with earlier investigations on critical environmental issues such as climate change, ozone depletion, and elemental cycling.

  • Offers a survey of what is known and unknown about the microbial inhabitants of polar environments, addresses the adaptations and physiology of cold-adapted microorganisms, and explores the ecological role that polar microbial communities play in biogeochemical cycling.
  • Presents the challenges that polar and subpolar microorganisms face and describes the lowest temperatures in which microbial life can exist—and the prospects for life on other planets.
  • Recommended for a general microbiology audience as well as for scientists and students in all areas of biology and geomicrobiology.

Sheds new light on the microbial ecology and physiology of the Earth’s polar regions.

Publisher: Washington, DC :, ASM Press,, ©2012
ISBN: 9781555817183
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 312 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), color map
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