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High-Pressure Microbiology

Publication Date:
March 19, 2008
Content Details:
364 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    Explains the variety of effects of and adaptations to high pressure in microorganisms.

    • Summarizes the major findings in this field, and stimulates a cross-fertilization between the piezophile and the nonpiezophile high-pressure research fields.
    • Covers a range of issues related to high-pressure microbiology with a firm emphasis on microbial physiology.
    • Moves from basic science to practical applications, explaining topics such as thermodynamic principles, piezophilic microorganisms, food preservation, nonpiezophilic microorganisms, and deep-biosphere and deep-sea microorganisms.



    This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.

  • Contents

    Table of Contents 1. High Hydrostatic Pressure Effects in the Biosphere: from Molecules to Microbiology, Filip Meersman and Karel Heremans 2. Effects of Hydrostatic Pressure on Viruses, Andréa C. Oliveira, Andre M. O. Gomes, Sheila M. B. Lima, Rafael B. Gonçalves, Walseska D. Schwarcz, Ana Cristina B. Silva, Juliana R. Cortines, and Jerson L. Silva 3. Effects of High Pressure on Bacterial Spores, Peter Setlow 4. Inactivation of Escherichia coli by High Pressure, Bernard M. Mackey and Pilar Mañas 5. Cellular Impact of Sublethal Pressures on Escherichia coli, Abram Aertsen and Chris W. Michiels 6. Listeria monocytogenes High Hydrostatic Pressure Resistance and Survival Strategies, Marjon Wells-Bennik, Kimon A. Karatzas, Roy Moezelaar, and Tjakko Abee 7. Effects of Pressure on Lactic Acid Bacteria, Rudi F. Vogel and Matthias A. Ehrmann 8. Saccharomyces cerevisiae Response to High Hydrostatic Pressure, Patricia M. B. Fernandes 9. Effects of Growth-Permissive Pressures on the Physiology of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Fumiyoshi Abe 10. Factors Affecting Inactivation of Food-Borne Bacteria by High Pressure, Margaret F. Patterson and Mark Linton 11. Introduction to Deep-Sea Microbiology, Douglas H. Bartlett 12. Isolation, Cultivation, and Diversity of Deep-Sea Piezophiles, Chiaki Kato, Yuichi Nogi, and Shizuka Arakawa 13. Culture-Independent Characterization of Microbial Diversity in Selected Deep-Sea Sediments, Chiaki Kato, Shizuka Arakawa, Takako Sato, and Xiang Xiao 14. Deep-Sea Geomicrobiology, Jiasong Fang and Dennis A. Bazylinski 15. Deep-Sea Fungi, Chandralata Raghukumar and Samir Damare 16. Physiology and Biochemistry of Methanocaldococcus jannaschii at Elevated Pressures, Boonchai B. Boonyaratanakornkit and Douglas S. Clark 17. Molecular Biology of the Model Piezophile, Shewanella violacea DSS12, Chiaki Kato, Takako Sato, Kaoru Nakasone, and Hideyuki Tamegai 18. Adaptations of the Psychrotolerant Piezophile Photobacterium profundum Strain SS9, Douglas H. Bartlett, Gail Ferguson, and Giorgio Valle