This volume provides a comprehensive coverage of the principal extreme soil ecosystems of natural and anthropogenic origin. Extreme soils oppose chemical or physical limits to colonization by most soil organisms and present the microbiologist with exciting opportunities. Described here are a range of fascinating environments from permafrost to Martian soils. The book includes chapters on basic research in addition to applications in biotechnology and bioremediation.The prokaryotic communities in tundra soils have representatives of the same phylogenetic divisions as found in soils at lower latitudes (Cowan et al. ... oil field reservoirs in the Arctic, increased oil pollution has become a significant problem in these cold environments (Aislabie et al. ... far only been represented in the databases by a limited number of sequences from cultured organisms (Yndestad 2004).
|Title||:||Microbiology of Extreme Soils|
|Author||:||Patrice Dion, Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-12-22|