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In accessible, clear prose, the Manual describes the natural activities and fate of microorganisms in the environment. This wealth of information is divided into 101 chapters, each written by experts. Five general areas detailed throughout this volume are: basic principles of environmental microbiology, general analytical methodologies, detection of microbial activity, the impact of microbial activity on the environment, and detection and control of pathogens in the environment.
The Manual will serve as an indispensable reference for environmental microbiologists, microbial ecologists, and environmental engineers, as well as those interested in human diseases, water and wastewater treatment, and biotechnology.
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