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- ISBN: 9781420083842 | 1420083848
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 12/23/2009
The only book to focus on the microbial ecology, diversity and bioremediation in polar regions, Polar Microbiology examines polar microorganisms and their ability to degrade petroleum hydrocarbons that contaminate polar terrestrial and aquatic environments. Providing a unique perspective of these microorganisms in extreme cold temperatures, the book focuses on their taxonomy, physiology, biochemistry, population structure, bioremediation potential, and potential for biotechnology applications. Leading investigators in the field provide complete coverage of the microbiology relevant to the study of biodiversity and biodegradation of pollutants in the Arctic and Antarctic.