Table of Contents

DNA stable isotope probing / Yin Chen and J. Colin Murrell.
RNA stable isotope probing / Mike Manefield, Maria-Luisa Gutierrez-Zamora, and Andrew S. Whiteley.
Phospholipid fatty acid stable isotope probing techniques in microbial ecology / P. J. Maxfield and R. P. Evershed.
Protein stable isotope probing / Nico Jehmlich ... [et al.].
Stable isotope probing and metagenomics / Lee J. Pinnell, Trevor C. Charles, and Josh D. Neufeld.
Stable isotope probing techniques using H218O / Egbert Schwartz.
Stable isotope probing techniques using 15N / Daniel H. Buckley.
Stable isotope probing and plants / Yahai Lu and Ralf Conrad.
Stable isotope probing techniques and bioremediation / Eugene L. Madsen.
Trophic interactions in microbial communities and food webs traced by stable isotope probing of nucleic acids / Michael W. Friedrich.
Stable isotope probing and the human gut / Koen Venema.
DNA stable isotope probing and gene mining / Hélène Moussard, Thomas J. Smith, and J. Colin Murrell.
Raman-fluorescence in situ hybridization / Daniel S. Read and Andrew S. Whiteley.
Nano-secondary ions mass spectrometry (nanoSIMS) coupled with in situ hybridization for ecological research / Niculina Musat, Birgit Adam, and Marcel M. M. Kuypers.
FISH-microautoradiography and isotope arrays for monitoring the ecophysiology of microbes within their natural environment / Michael Wagner.
RNA-radioisotope probing for studying carbon metabolism in soils / Anthony G. O'Donnell, Sasha N. Jenkins, and Andrew S. Whiteley.
A glance towards the future : where do we go from here / Kenneth Nealson. "Stable isotopes, isotopes that are non-reactive, are chemically very similar and thus their behavior is close to identical, but fractionation technologies can separate the isotopes because of their different mass. They have been used for a number of years in botanical studies, but more recently stable isotopes-chiefly oxygen, nitrogen and carbon- have been used in ecological and climate studies. This volume contains chapters by leading researchers in microbial ecology who have been using and developing stable isotope technology, often in combination with genomics. It offers a timely look at the use of stable isotopes in many microbial ecology applications, which has ballooned in the last few years."--Pub. desc.