Microbial Ecology An Evolutionary Approach

ISBN-10: 0123694914
ISBN-13: 9780123694911
Edition: 2006
Authors: J. Vaun McArthur
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Description: 'Microbial Ecology' is broken down into four sections. The first is 'Ecology and Evolution; the second 'Ecology of Individuals'; the third 'Living Together in Populations'; and the fourth 'Living Together in Communities'. A bibliography and glossary  More...

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List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 2/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

'Microbial Ecology' is broken down into four sections. The first is 'Ecology and Evolution; the second 'Ecology of Individuals'; the third 'Living Together in Populations'; and the fourth 'Living Together in Communities'. A bibliography and glossary are also included.

Preface
Ecology and Evolution
Core Concepts in Studying Ecology and Evolution
The Beginnings of Microbiology
Viruses
Bacteria
Photosynthetic Bacteria
Gliding Bacteria
Sheathed Bacteria
Budding and Prosthecate Bacteria
Spirochetes
Spiral and Curved Bacteria
Strictly Aerobic Gram-Negative Rods
Facultative Anaerobic Gram-Negative Rods
Strictly Anaerobic Gram-Negative Rods
Nonphotosynthetic Autotrophic Bacteria
Gram-Negative Cocci
Gram-Positive Cocci
Endospore-Forming Bacteria
Non-Spore-Forming, Gram-Positive Rods
Branching Bacteria
Obligate Intracellular Bacteria
Ecology Becomes a Science
Evolution
Natural Selection
Patterns of Selection
Evolutionary Ecology
Molecules and Origins of Life
Chemistry of Life
Water
Biological Elements
Early Atmosphere and the Beginnings of Life
Miller Flask Experiment
Which Molecule Came First?
Genes-First Models
Proteins-First Models
Dual-Origin Models
Species Concepts and Speciation
Universal Species Concept
Biological Species Concept
Phenetic and Related Species Concepts
Evolutionary Species Concept
Phylogenetic Species Concept
Bacterial Taxonomy
Bacterial Species Concepts
Application of the Phenetic Species Concept to Bacteria
Application of the Phylogenetic Species Concept
Speciation
Bacterial Speciation
Mismatch Repair as a Speciation Mechanism
Rapid Speciation?
Operons
Genome Economization and Speciation
Hypermutation
Genome Reduction
Ecology of Individuals
The Individual
What Is an Individual?
Study of Individuals
Study of Individual Microorganisms
Genetic Individuals
Ramets
Ecological Individual
Niche
Abiotic Constraints
Growth and Feeding
Growth and Surface-to-Volume Ratios
Ecology of Feeding
Metabolic Energy
Role of Carbon
Microbial Feeding Strategies
Costs of Feeding
Generalists and Specialists
Optimal Foraging and Microbes
Cheating
Free-Living Microorganisms
Food Chains and Webs
Fermentations
Ecology of Sex
Reproductive Ecology
Microbial Reproduction
Conjugation
Transposons
Transformation
Transduction
Advantages and Disadvantages of Sex
Rate of Reproduction
Plasmids and Extrachromosomal DNA
When Would Plasmids Be Favorable?
Genes on Plasmids
Plasmids in Streams
Plasmids in Lakes
Hot Spots for Plasmid Transfer
Transformation in Nature
Living Together in Populations
Fundamentals of Microbial Population Ecology
Populations in Ecology
Properties of Population
Density
Natality and Fecundity
Mortality, Longevity, and Senescence
Immigration and Emigration
Microbial Population Ecology
Population Growth
Density Dependence and Independence
r and K Selection
Metapopulations, Multicellularity, and Modular Growth
Metapopulations
Dispersal
Modularity
Source and Sinks
Population Ecology of Genes
Sources of Phenotypic and Genotypic Variation
Sources of Genic and Chromosomal Genetic Variation
Gene Ecology
Effects of Habitats, Genome Size, Diversity, and Bacterial Communication on Population Processes
Habitats
Genome Size and Genetic Diversity
Feeding Ecology and Modular Growth
Intercellular Communication
Clones or Sex?
Bacterial Sex
Population Spatial Stability
Uniformity of Populations
Adaptation
Populations in Time
Bacterial Communication: Do Microbes Talk to Each Other?
Quorum Sensing and Infections
Evolutionary Implication of Quorum Sensing
Cell-Cell Communication in Bacteria
Quorum Sensing and Evolution
Disruption or Manipulation of Quorum Sensing Response
Eavesdropping by Bacteria
Quorum Sensing: Final Thoughts
Cannibalism, Miniaturization, and Other Ways to Beat Tough Times
Oligotrophic State of Nature
Starvation-Survival
Aging, Senescence, and Death
Dormancy or Resting State and Miniaturization
Taxis: Light, Chemicals, Water, and Temperature
Living Together in Communities
Characteristics of Communities and Diversity
Community Structure and Energetics
Species Diversity
Maintenance of Species Diversity
Origin and Maintenance of Communities
Effect of Diversity on Ecosystem Services
Molecular Techniques and Microbial Community Ecology
Methods Based on DNA or RNA
Methods Based on Fatty Acids or Lipids
Methods Based on Function or Physiology
Successional Theory
Abiotic Mechanisms of Dispersal
Community Development
Seasonality
Concepts in Community Ecology
Open-Water Communities
Biofilm Communities
Phylogenetics and Community Ecology
Soil Communities
Oral Communities
Functional Diversity
Niche Constructionists
Microbes and the Processing of Nutrients
Nutrient Cycling
Nitrogen Cycle
Fixation in Soils
Denitrification
Nitrification
Nitrogen Transformation Summary
Sulfur Biogeochemcial Transformations
Carbon Cycling
Information Spiraling
Geostatistics and the Spatial Patterns of Microbes
Species Interactions and Processes
Species Interactions
Proliferation Hypothesis
Negative Relationships
Parasitism
Predation
Bacteria and Viral Interactions
Microbial Loop
Bacteria as Predators
Neutral Relationships
Positive Relationships
Metabiosis
Symbiosis
Additional Topics in Species Interactions
Cheating and Cheaters
Cooperation
Evolutionary Arms Races
Microbe Eukaryote Interactions
Biogeography
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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