Advances in Microbial Ecology: Volume 3 by E. Padan (auth.), M. Alexander (eds.) PDF

By E. Padan (auth.), M. Alexander (eds.)

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We are such a lot gratified through the reaction to the initiation of this sequence of volumes providing fresh advancements and new strategies in microbial ecology. Favorable reactions were expressed in either oral and written communique, and advert­ vances in Microbial Ecology therefore seems offering a priceless outlet in a speedily turning out to be box of microbiology and environmental sciences. The turning out to be value of microbial ecology is clear in lots of methods. Uni­ versity body of workers are increasing their courses and lengthening the variety of study themes and guides. giant numbers of business scientists have likewise entered this box as they think about the microbial transformation of chemical compounds in waters and soils and the consequences of artificial compounds on usual microbial groups. Agricultural, clinical, dental, and veterinary practitioners and scientists have additionally been expanding their task in microbial ecology a result of significance of the self-discipline to their very own professions. furthermore, govern­ psychological organizations have multiplied regulatory and examine actions taken with microbial ecology due to the significance of data and rules fo­ cused at the interactions among microorganisms in nature and specific en­ vironmental stresses.

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1977, Nitrogen fIxation, distribution, and production of Oscillatoria (Trichodesmium) spp. in the western Sargasso and Caribbean Seas, Limnol. Oceanogr. 22:60-72. Castenholtz, R. , 1969, Thermophilic blue-green algae and the thermal environment, Bacteriol. Rev. 33:476-504. Castenholtz, R. , 1973, The possible photosynthetic use of sulfIde by the filamentous phototrophic bacteria of hot springs, Limnol. Oceanogr. 18:863-876. Castenholtz, R. , 1976, The effect of sulfIde on the blue-green algae of hot springs.

O. limnetica peaks, however, below the Prostecochloris level and thus appears incapable of competing with the green bacteria. This could be due to the O. limnetica requirement for a higher sulfide concentration for optimal anoxygenic photosynthesis, whereas Prostecochloris may require less. 10 addition, it should be remembered that the process of sulfide oxidation by O. , 1975b), is thermodynamically inefficient in comparison to that of the photosynthetic bacteria. This inefficiency may also contribute to the inferiority of O.

1976). Tests for anaerobic growth which are positive in O. limnetica have yielded negative results in A. halophytica. Accordingly, A. halophytica contains polyunsaturated fatty acids and an O2-requiring desaturation mechanism (Oren, Devir, and Padan, 1978, unpublished data), whereas O. 4). Thus, anoxygenic photosynthesis need not necessarily be linked with anaerobic growth and anaerobic fatty acid metabolism. , 1972). , possibly related to the facultatively anoxygenic species, S. labyrinthiformis, also possesses the anerobic fatty acid metabolism of O.

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