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Publication Date:
March 25, 2011
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454 pages

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    Book Summary

    A full review of the latest research findings on microbes involved in conventional aerobic nitrification, anaerobic ammonia oxidation, and related processes.

    • Examines the four principal groups of nitrifying microbes including conventional aerobic bacterial ammonia oxidizers, recently discovered aerobic archaeal ammonia oxidizers, anaerobic ammonia-oxidizing planctomycetes, and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria.
    • Provides current information on the ecology, phylogeny, biochemistry, molecular biology, and genomics of each group of microbes.
    • Discusses the latest industrial applications of nitrification and anammox processes, and explores the ecology of nitrification in marine, freshwater, soil, and wastewater environments.



    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 I. OVERVIEW 1. Nitrification: an Introduction and Overview of the State of the Field, Bess B. Ward II. AMMONIA-OXIDIZING BACTERIA 2. Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria: Their Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Luis A. Sayavedra-Soto and Daniel J. Arp 3. Diversity and Environmental Distribution of Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria, Jeanette M. Norton 4. Genomics of Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria and Insights into Their Evolution, Martin G. Klotz and Lisa Y. Stein 5. Heterotrophic Nitrification and Nitrifier Denitrification, Lisa Y. Stein III. AMMONIA-OXIDIZING ARCHAEA 6. Physiology and Genomics of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea, Hidetoshi Urakawa, Willm Martens-Habbena, and David A. Stahl 7. Distribution and Activity of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea in Natural Environments, Graeme W. Nicol, Sven Leininger, and Christa Schleper IV. ANAEROBIC AMMONIA OXIDATION (ANAMMOX) 8. Metabolism and Genomics of Anammox Bacteria, Boran Kartal, Jan T. Keltjens, and Mike S. M. Jetten 9. Distribution, Activity, and Ecology of Anammox Bacteria in Aquatic Environments, Mark Trimmer and Pia Engström 10. Application of the Anammox Process, Wouter R. L. van der Star, Wiebe R. Abma, Boran Kartal, and Mark C. M. van Loosdrecht V. NITRITE-OXIDIZING BACTERIA 11. Metabolism and Genomics of Nitrite-Oxidizing Bacteria: Emphasis on Studies of Pure Cultures and of Nitrobacter Species, Shawn R. Starkenburg, Eva Spieck, and Peter J. Bottomley 12. Diversity, Environmental Genomics, and Ecophysiology of Nitrite-Oxidizing Bacteria, Holger Daims, Sebastian Lücker, Denis Le Paslier, and Michael Wagner VI. PROCESSES, ECOLOGY, AND ECOSYSTEMS 13. Nitrification in the Ocean, Bess B. Ward 14. Soil Nitrifiers and Nitrification, James I. Prosser 15. Nitrification in Inland Waters, Hendriks J. Laanbroek and Annette Bollmann 16. Nitrification in Wastewater Treatment, Satoshi Okabe, Yoshiteru Aoi, Hisashi Satoh, and Yuichi Suwa