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Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology 

Fernando Rojo
Published in: Springer Nature Switzerland
Release Year: 2019
ISBN: 978-3-319-50418-6
Pages: 856
Edition: Aerobic Utilization of
Hydrocarbons, Oils, and
File Size: 18 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology

Both marine and terrestrial environments suffer frequent spills of hydrocarbons caused by the extraction and transportation of crude oil or its refined derivatives. Significant quantities of hydrocarbons, oils, and lipids also enter the environment via natural processes, including escape from oil reservoirs and production by living organisms. Many microbes have acquired the ability to degrade and assimilate these compounds and play a key role in their recycling. Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology book provides a broad view of those microbes that perform these actions under aerobic conditions (the anaerobic metabolism of these compounds is covered in a separate volume). Examples are provided of the breakdown of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, their halogenated and sulfates derivatives, lipids, fatty acids, and steroids. 
Different chapters  focus on the enzymes involved, the metabolic pathways followed, the regulatory mechanisms that control the expression of the pathway genes, the physiology and genetic features of the microbes concerned, and the global environmental consequences of their activity. Most of the data available refer to bacteria, but some chapters discuss yeasts as well. The metabolic versatility of these microbes, their importance in the recycling of these organic compounds, and their role in environmental homeostasis are emphasized throughout. Such a broad topic cannot be covered on a single volume and naturally requires the several volumes that make up Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology series.
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