"I would strongly recommend it for library purchase and the readinglist of advanced students in this field."
--Microbiology Today, May 2009
Nearly a decade since its landmark publication, this book hasbeen thoroughly revised in this valuable new edition
Like the successful first edition, Microbial Ecology of theOceans, Second Edition is unique and fills a void in therapidly growing fields of marine microbiology, microbial ecology,and microbial oceanography. Here, a carefully selected team ofinternational experts explores issues of enduring importance tomicrobial ecologists, including:
* Genomes and metagenomes of marine microbes
* Microbial evolution, as revealed by molecular techniques
* Microbes in carbon budgets and cycles
* Viruses and grazers of bacteria
* Microbes and N cycle reactions in sediments
* The role of microbes in food web dynamics
* Biogeochemical cycles in the ocean
In addition to drawing on the long history of microbiology, thecontributors also include discussions of the latest advances inbiological and chemical oceanography to examine the role ofmicrobes and viruses in the oceans.
Richly illustrated with black-and-white photographs anddrawings, and complemented with a comprehensive list of additionalreading for each chapter, this important new edition providesreaders with current information in the fields of marinemicrobiology and microbial ecology. It is designed for students andresearchers in biological and chemical oceanography, geochemistry,marine chemistry, freshwater ecology, and general microbiology. Itis also appropriate for professionals and advanced students inrelated fields.