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- ISBN: 9780123838780 | 0123838789
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 9/28/2011
In 2009, the third edition of the Encyclopedia of Microbiology and the Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology published, providing customers with a six-volume compendium and condensed reference, respectively, on the vast subject of microbiology. This derivative will compile thirty-two chapters from the original MRW relating to microbial ecology (the study of how microbes interact with each other and their environments) and present them in a single thematic volume that will appeal to researchers, technicians, and students in the environmental science and microbial ecology fields. Classic and cutting-edge entries on topics including air quality, marine habitats, food webs, and microbial adhesion will be fully updated by their original authors (when possible), providing a up-to-date and affordable option to those with focused research interests. Chapters hand-selected by original editor of the Encyclopedia of Microbiology, and updated (when possible) by the original authors to include any new developments since publication Provides a thematic mix of both classic and cutting-edge reviews, with suggested further reading in each chapter Articles contributed by world-class scientists and leaders in the field