Microbial Growth Kinetics

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Springer Science & Business Media, 1995 M03 31 - 378 páginas
Microbial Growth Kinetics opens with a critical review of the history of microbial kinetics from the 19th century to the present day. The results of original investigations into the growth of soil microbes in both laboratory and natural environments are summarised. The book emphasises the analysis of complex dynamic behaviour of microorganism populations. Non-steady states and unbalanced growth, multiple limitation, survival under starvation, differentiation, morphological variability, colony and biofilm growth, mixed cultures and microbial population dynamics in soil are all examined. Mathematical models are proposed which give mechanistic explanations to many features of microbial growth. The book takes general kinetic principles and their ecological applications and presents them in a way specifically designed for the microbiologist. This in itself is unusual but taken with the book's fascinating historical overview and the many fresh and sometimes controversial ideas expressed, this book is a must for all advanced students of microbiology and researchers in microbial ecology and growth.
 

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Contenido

Historical development of microbial growth theory
1
11 THE BIRTH OF MICROBIOLOGY
2
12 EVOLUTION OF VIEWS ON MICROBIAL GROWTH 19001930
5
13 JACQUES LUCIEN MONOD
21
14 VERIFICATION REFINEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHEMOSTAT THEORY 1950PRESENT
30
15 MICROBIAL GROWTH IN NATURAL HABITATS
62
16 CONCLUSION
93
Diversity of patterns of microbial growth in situ and ex situ
96
43 MICROBIAL GROWTH IN PACKED COLUMNS WITH INERT CARRIER
256
44 CONCLUSION
260
Growth kinetics and the life strategy of microbial populations
262
51 GROWTH KINETICS OF PURE CULTURES
264
52 MIXED MICROBIAL CULTURES
272
53 POPULATION DYNAMICS IN NATURAL HABITATS
275
54 CONCLUSION
288
Microbial growth in soil
290

22 PATTERNS OF MICROBIAL GROWTH IN SOIL
98
23 ARRAY OF LABORATORY CULTIVATION METHODS
102
24 CONCLUSION
108
Microbial growth under homogeneous conditions
110
32 MICROBIAL GROWTH LIMITED BY THE SOURCE OF CARBON AND ENERGY
118
33 MICROBIAL GROWTH LIMITED BY CONSERVED SUBSTRATES
159
34 DIAUXIE
171
35 MORPHOLOGY AND SIZES OF CELLS
181
36 THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GENERAL KINETIC MODEL
187
37 CONCLUSION
236
Heterogeneous microbial growth
238
42 MICROBIAL GROWTH IN A SYSTEM OF GLASS MICROBEADS
253
A KINETIC METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF SOIL MICROBIAL MASS
292
62 MICROBIAL GROWTH IN SOIL AS DEPENDENT ON THE PATTERN OF ORGANIC SUBSTRATE INPUT
304
63 MICROBIAL GROWTH ASSOCIATED WITH SOIL INVERTEBRATES
318
64 MICROBIAL GROWTH ASSOCIATED WITH PLANT ROOTS
321
65 FIELD OBSERVATIONS ON MICROBIAL DYNAMICS
329
66 CONCLUSION
336
Derivation of mathematical models and identification of kinetic parameters
338
A2 IDENTIFICATION OF THE KINETIC PARAMETERS
340
A3 NUMERIC INTEGRATION OF ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS ODE AND IDENTIFICATION OF THEIR PARAMETERS
346
References
351
Index
371
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Página 367 - Simkins, S., and M. Alexander. 1984. Models for mineralization kinetics with the variables of substrate concentration and population density.
Página 353 - The growth of microorganisms in relation to their energy supply.
Página 354 - Kinetics of bacterial growth: Relationship between population density and specific growth rate of continuous cultures.

Acerca del autor (1995)

Nicolai Panikov is a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology at Moscow University, Russia.

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