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Uncultivated microorganisms

Author: Slava S Epstein
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Microbiology monographs, 10.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The estimate for the number of existing microbial species is 105 - 106, but only some thousands have been isolated in pure culture and described. The principal reason for this gigantic disparity is that, mysteriously, over 99% of all environmental microorganisms refuse to grow in the laboratory.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Uncultivated microorganisms.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2009
(DLC) 2009929709
(OCoLC)302080509
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Slava S Epstein
ISBN: 9783540854654 3540854657
OCLC Number: 489215717
Description: 1 online resource (x, 208 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 7171_10_FM.pdf; 7171_10_Ch01.pdf; 7171_10_Ch02.pdf; 7171_10_Ch03.pdf; 7171_10_Ch04.pdf; 7171_10_Ch05.pdf; 7171_10_Ch06.pdf; 7171_10_Ch07.pdf; 7171_10_Ch08.pdf; 7171_10_Ch09.pdf; 7171_10_Ch10.pdf; 7171_10_Ch11.pdf; 7171_10_Index.pdf.
Series Title: Microbiology monographs, 10.
Responsibility: Slava S. Epstein, editor.

Abstract:

The estimate for the number of existing microbial species is 105 - 106, but only some thousands have been isolated in pure culture and described. The principal reason for this gigantic disparity is that, mysteriously, over 99% of all environmental microorganisms refuse to grow in the laboratory.

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