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Interfaces in Microbial Ecology

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674423350

Publication Date: 01/01/1976

156 pages

32 figures, 17 tables


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  • 1. Introduction to the Concept of Interfaces in Microbial Ecology
    • Microorganisms in Natural Habitats
    • What Is an Interface?
    • Bacteria as Living Colloidal Systems
  • 2. Liquid–Liquid and Gas&dnash;Liquid Interfaces
    • Interfacial Tension
    • Bacteria at Liquid–Liquid Interfaces
    • Factors Influencing Bacterial Behavior at Liquid–Liquid Interfaces
    • Bacteria at Gas–Liquid Interfaces
  • 3. Solid–Liquid and Solid–Gas Interfaces
    • Adsorption of Macromolecules at Solid–Liquid Interfaces
    • Attraction of Ions to Surfaces—The Diffuse Electrical Double Layer
    • Attraction of Bacteria to Solid Surfaces
    • Firm Adhesion of Bacteria to Surfaces
    • Microbe–Microbe Interactions (Aggregate Formation)
    • Adsorption of Colloids and Macromolecules to Bacterial Surfaces
  • 4. Nonspecific Interfacial Interactions in Microbial Ecology: Aquatic Ecosystems
    • Some Definitions
    • Periphytic Microorganisms
    • Microorganisms in the Bulk Liquid Phase (Plankton)
    • Epiphytic Microorganisms
    • Tripton-Associated Microorganisms
    • Benthic Microorganisms
    • Neuston-Associated Microorganisms
  • 5. Nonspecific Interfacial Interactions in Microbial Ecology: Terrestrial Ecosystems
    • Soil Structure and Microbial Microhabitats
    • Ecology of Soil Microorganisms
    • The Rhizosphere
    • The Phyllosphere
    • Microorganisms and Mineral Dissolution
  • 6. Specific Interfacial Interactions in Microbial Ecology
    • Microbe–Microbe Interactions
    • Microbe–Plant Interactions
    • Microbe–Animal Interactions
  • References
  • Index

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