Emerging Technologies in Applied and Environmental Microbiology describes various problems and solutions that arise in applied and environmental microbiology using scientific technologies. The book summarizes the main omic-based methods currently used to characterize environmental microorganisms, as well as approaches to analyzing and interpreting the bio information generated by experimentally based studies. Sections explore the current understanding of bacterial signaling through examples of communication systems that include signaling in gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, along with discussions on how microorganisms interact with each other, with other organisms, and with the environment.
In addition, this comprehensive resource highlights the importance of various emerging technologies for cleaning up pollution in the environment caused by human activities. Final sections assess the potential application of several existing, applied and environmental microbiological techniques and introduces new and emerging technologies through applied aspects.