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A Vista for Microbial Ecology and Environmental Biotechnology
Environmental Science and Technology
  • Bruce Edward Rittmann
  • Martina Hausner
  • Frank E. Löffler
  • Nancy G. Love
  • G. Muyzer
  • Satoshi Okabe
  • Daniel B. Oerther, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Jordan L. Peccia
  • Lutgarde M. Raskin
  • Michael Wagner
Abstract

Microbial ecology and environmental biotechnology are blossoming fields that are taking advantage of profound advances in biology, materials, computing, and engineering. Although traditionally microbial ecology and environmental biotechnology have been distinct disciplines, their futures are intimately linked. Together, they offer much promise for helping society deal with some of its greatest challenges in environmental quality, sustainability, security, and human health.

Department(s)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • Blossoming fields,
  • Environmental quality,
  • Security,
  • Sustainability,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Ecology,
  • Environmental engineering,
  • Health,
  • Nutrition,
  • Sustainable development,
  • Microbiology,
  • tetrachloroethylene,
  • trichloroethylene,
  • microbial ecology,
  • bioenergy,
  • detoxification,
  • DNA microarray,
  • economic aspect,
  • environment,
  • environmental sustainability,
  • infection,
  • microbial degradation,
  • microflora,
  • molecular biology,
  • nonhuman,
  • review,
  • Biodegradation,
  • Environmental,
  • Bioelectric Energy Sources,
  • Environmental Microbiology,
  • Genomics
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2006 American Chemical Society, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
2-1-2006
Citation Information
Bruce Edward Rittmann, Martina Hausner, Frank E. Löffler, Nancy G. Love, et al.. "A Vista for Microbial Ecology and Environmental Biotechnology" Environmental Science and Technology Vol. 40 Iss. 4 (2006) p. 1096 - 1103 ISSN: 0013936X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_oerther/23/