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This chapter provides an introduction to environmental microbiology as a discipline. It also illustrates the significance of environmental microbes to our daily lives in terms of not only the overall health of the planet, but also: what infects us; what heals us; what we drink; what we eat; and what we breathe. Following this, a discussion of emerging microbial issues is presented, including detrimental microbial pathogenic outbreaks as well as beneficial microbial bioremediation success stories. Finally are presented some of the latest and most advanced techniques and methodologies that are revolutionizing modern environmental microbiology through state-of-the-art science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Microbiology
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780123946263
StatePublished - 2015


  • Environmental microbiology
  • Microbial bioremediation
  • Microbial natural products
  • Microbial pathogens
  • Mycotoxins
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Rhizosphere microorganisms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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