Contents Of The Book Entitled

Edited by
D. Allsopp
R.R. Colwell
D.L. Hawksworth

1.  The microbial species concept and biodiversity

2.  The microorganisms: a concept in need of clarification or
    one now to be rejected?

3.  Described and estimated species numbers: an objective 
    assessment of current knowledge

4.  Approaches to the comprehensive evaluation of prokaryote
    diversity of a habitat

5.  Identifying and culturing the 'unculturables': a challenge
    for microbiologists

6.  A neglected carbon sink? biodegradation of rocks

7.  Lichens in southern hemisphere temperate rainforest and their
    role in maintenance of biodiversity

8.  Mineral cycling by microorganisms: Iron bacteria 

9.  The potential importance of biodiversity in environmental
    biotechnology applications: bioremediation of PAH-contaminated
    soils and sediments

10. Bacterial diversity and ecosystem maintenance: an overview

11. Ecological role of microphytic soil crusts in arid ecosystems

12. The diversity of microorganisms associated with marine invertebrates
    and their roles in the maintenance of ecosystems

13. Fungi, a vital component of ecosystem function in woodland

14. Molecular biology of alkaliphiles

15. Thermophilic fungi in desert soils: a neglected extreme

16. Biodiversity of the rock inhabiting microbiota with special
    reference to black fungi and black yeasts

17. Statistics, biodiversity and microorganisms

18. Traditional methods of detecting and selecting functionally
    important microorganisms from the the soil and the rhizosphere

19. Problems in measurements of species diversity of macrofungi

20. Inventorying microfungi on tropical plants

21. Viral biodiversity

22. Exploration of prokaryotic diversity employing taxonomy

23. International biodiversity initiatives and the global biodiversity

24. Living reference collections

25. Dried reference collections as a microbiological resource

26. Microorganisms, indigenous intellectual property rights and the
    Convention on Biological Diversity

27. Extent and development of the human resource

28. Biodiversity information transfer: some existing initiatives
    how to link them

29. Indigenous rhizobia populations in east and southern Africa:
    A network approach

30. Progress in the synthesis and delivery of information on the
    diversity of known bacteria

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