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- DescriptionThe geochemical processes that take place in water bodies do t stem entirely from the activity of bacteria, but are also determined by the biological activity of higher plants and animals. The Microflora of Lakes and Its Geochemical Activity, the first English translation of the work of S. I. Kuznetsov, rewned Soviet microbiologist, is a detailed description of these processes. The Microflora of Lakes opens with a complete outline of the ecology and physical and chemical properties of water bodies and a discussion of the entire complex of hydrobionts, since these factors exert tremendous influence on the microbial population. The work then focuses on the principles of the morphology and physiology of the living cell, background kwledge essential to the understanding of the role of microorganisms in the chemical cycle. Having laid the groundwork for the discussion, Kuznetsov follows with chapters on the distribution of bacteria and transformations of organic matter in lakes. He then examines the role of bacteria in the oxygen regime, and the cycles of organic matter, nitrogen, sulfur, iron, manganese and phosphorus. The last chapter describes the role of microorganisms in sediments of calcium carbonate waters. The Microflora of Lakes and Its Geochemical Activity provides a wealth of information on the microbial limlogy of fresh-water lakes throughout the world, particularly in the Soviet Union. As a summary of the geochemical activities as related to the geographic, geological, and physical relationships of fresh-water lakes, it is a monumental study. The Microflora of Lakes was translated for the National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., by the Israel Program for Scientific Translations in Jerusalem.
- Author BiographyS. I. Kuznetsov (1900-1987) was chief of the Department of Geochemical and Water Microbiology at the Institute of Microbiology of Academic Sciences of the USSR. He wrote numerous publications on water microbiology and limnology. Carl H. Oppenheimer (1921-2007), who edited the translation of Kuznetsov's work, was a professor at the Marine Science Institute of The University of Texas. He published widely in the fields of marine ecology and geomicrobiology.
- Author(s)S. I. Kuznetsov
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication01/06/1975
- SubjectGeography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Noteb&w illus.
- Weight681 g
- Width4531 mm
- Height6466 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Edited byCarl H. Oppenheimer
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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