Microbial Ecology. Microbes in their Environment Microbe-Microbe Interactions Biogeochemistry (Cycling of Elements) Microbe-Higher Organism Interactions Environmental Pollution Control. Positive Population Interactions. Protocooperation. Protocooperative Consortium.
Actinomycete amensalism of parasitic fungi
Geosmin = “earthy smell”
Ectomycorrhizal association between Douglas Fir (Pseuditsuga menziesii) and a boletus-like mushroom (Suillus caerulescens).
It’s a 100+ liter cellulose-degrading methane-producing microbial incubation.
There are only a few manned submersibles in the world that can explore hydrothermal vent communities (e.g. Alvin)
Activated Sludge (aerobic)
Trickle Filters (aerobic)
Anaerobic Sludge Digesters