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By Douglas E. Caldwell, Darren R. Korber, John R. Lawrence (auth.), K. C. Marshall (eds.)

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Advances in Microbial Ecology was once demonstrated by means of the foreign Committee on Microbial Ecology (ICOME) to supply a automobile for in-depth, severe, or even provocative experiences to stress fresh traits within the vital box of microbial ecology. Advances in Microbial Ecology is now well-known as an incredible resource of infor­ mation and concept either for practising and for potential microbial ecologists. so much studies showing in Advances were ready by way of leaders particularly parts keep on with­ ing invites issued via the Editorial Board. everyone is inspired, notwithstanding, to put up outlines of unsolicited contributions to any member of the Editorial Board for attention for book in Advances. With the booklet of quantity 12 of Advances in Microbial Ecology there'll be a transformation of Editor and the whole Editorial Board. the present Editor needs to take this chance to thank the current Editorial Board, Ron Atlas, Bo Barker J~rgensen, and Gwyn Jones, in addition to earlier individuals of the Board, for his or her information and inspire­ ment through the years. the hot Editor of Advances in Microbial Ecology can be Gwyn Jones, with Bernhard Schink, Warwick F. Vincent, and David M. Ward as contributors of the Editorial Board. The outgoing Board want the hot Board each luck in continu­ ing the traditions proven by way of Martin Alexander, the founding Editor of Advances in Microbial Ecology. the themes featured in quantity 12 of Advances contain a few with regards to the meta­ bolic actions of micro organism; specifically, bioremediation of oil spills, via R. M. Atlas and R.

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12-fold greater attachment on the lower surfaces). mot+ P. fluorescens attached independent of gravity, as indicated by final cell densities of approximately 2500 cells per field on upper and lower surfaces. Attachment by mot - cells to the upper surface was I % that observed for mot + cells on the same surface (32 versus 2505 cells per field).

6 . 0 (H) Figure 8. Response of Pseudomonas fluorescens colonizing the wall of a flow cell to repeated salt stress at half-hour intervals. Continuous-flow slide cultures were inoculated at time zero and subsequently irrigated with sterile medium. 5 M magnesium sulfate. 5 hr. 0 hr. Upon exposure to salt stress the cells became plasmolyzed, the rate of plasmolysis being dependent upon the salt concentration. When the salt stress was relieved, the protoplasts returned to their original size by refilling the peptidoglycan sacculus, and resumed exponential growth without a lag.

It is nontoxic and widely used as a redox indicator in microbiological culture media. When it penetrates bacterial cells, it provides an indication of the metabolic state for facultatively anaerobic organisms. In actively metabolizing cells, growing under aerobic but oxygen-limited conditions, the cytoplasm becomes reducing and resorufin is nonfluorescent. However, in cells that are dead or inactive, resorufin remains oxidized and fluoresces. This has been used to distinguish living cells from del\d (Caldwell and Lawrence, 1989).

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