By Naowarat Cheeptham (auth.), Naowarat Cheeptham (eds.)

This publication info contemporary findings within the box of cave microbiology and builds on fast moving efforts to use an unconventional and underexplored surroundings for brand spanking new microorganisms which can supply an untapped resource of substances: microorganisms from caves.

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2005). Resistance to Antibiotics as a Driving Force for the Search for Novel Compounds Natural product discovery has provided mankind with one of the most successful avenues for the finding of useful molecules. Life in modern human societies relies on a wide range of chemical compounds to enable economic activities and maintain adequate levels of public health protection.

2009; Slabbinck et al. 2009; Malik et al. 2008). 2, there are a number of culture-independent approaches which are not related to culture-independent molecular phylogenetic studies (nucleic acid-based identification). These include transmission and scanning electron microscopy, Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH), microbial lipid analysis, determination of C-G content, microautoradiography, isotope array analysis, DNA microarray analysis, and DNA/RNA stable isotope probing. Details of each technique are reviewed elsewhere (Giraffa and Neviani 2001; Rastogi and Sani 2011).

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