By Jürgen Overbeck (auth.), Ryszard J. Chróst (eds.)
Organic topic in aquatic environments is composed regularly of enormous compounds which can't be taken up and applied without delay via microbial cells. sooner than incorporation, polymeric fabrics suffer degradation by way of cell-bound and extracellular enzymes produced by means of those microbes; in reality, such enzymatic mobilization and transformation is the foremost method which regulates the turnover of natural in addition to inorganic compounds in aquatic environments. This quantity brings jointly reports on enzymatic degradation techniques from disciplines as varied as water and sediment examine, bacterial and algal aquatic ecophysiology, eutrophication, and nutrient biking and biogeochemistry, in either freshwater and marine ecosystems. Its scope extends from basic study exploring the contribution of microbial enzymatic techniques to complete surroundings functioning to sensible purposes in water biotechnology. the 1st finished e-book delivering an summary of this rising box of enzymology, Microbial Enzymes in Aquatic Environments might be of serious curiosity to ecologists and microbiologists alike.