1. The Microbial World

  1. Gabriel Bitton

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch1

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Bitton, G. (2010) The Microbial World, in Wastewater Microbiology, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470901243.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470630334

Online ISBN: 9780470901243



  • fundamentals of microbiology - and the microbial world;
  • cell genetic material - DNA in prokaryotes and eukaryotes;
  • microbial groups in environmental samples - bacteria (prokaryotes), archaea, eukaryotes (algae, protozoa, fungi) and viruses


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cell Structure

  • Cell Genetic Material

  • Brief Survey of Microbial Groups

  • Web Resources

  • Review Questions

  • Further Reading