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Microbial Life of Cave Systems (Hardcover)

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Though there has been a noticeable increase in peer-reviewed literature describing cave microbiology during the past 30 years, says Engel, this is the first book-length treatment, and provides an entry for students and researchers. The topics include microbiology in the Mammoth Cave region, bacterial and arachaeal diversity on cave speleothem and rock surfaces: a carbonate cave case study from Karchner Caverns, predicting bacterial diversity in caves associated with sulfuric acid speleogenesis, the diversity and ecology of microbes associated with lampenflora in cave and karst settings, and Lascaux Cave as an example of fragile ecological balance in subterranean environments. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 335
Genre: Nature, Science
Sub-Genre: Environmental Conservation + Protection, Natural Resources, Life Sciences / Ecology
Series Title: Life in Extreme Environments
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: De Gruyter
Language: English
Street Date: October 16, 2015
TCIN: 50668544
UPC: 9783110334999
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-1147
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