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Madigan, M. T., J. M. Martinko, and J. Parker. 2000. Brock biology of microorganisms 9th Ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
A college-level microbiology textbook with extensive information on Archaea and a clear presentation of microbial mining.

Salyers, A. A. and D. D. Whitt. 2001. Microbiology - Diversity, disease and the environment. Bethesda, Maryland: Fitzgerald Science Press.
A college-level microbiology textbook with an ecological emphasis.

Bassler, B. L. 2001. Tiny conspiracies. Natural History 110:16-21.
A review of intracellular communication between microbes. Highlights interactions between the fluorescent bacterium Vibrio fischeri and its squid host.

Costerton, J.W., and Philip S. Stewart. 2001. Battling biofilms. Scientific American 285:3-9.
Reviews biofilms. Highlights approaches for inhibiting biofilm formation.

Doolittle, W. F. 2000. Uprooting the tree oflife. Scientific American 282:90-95.
Introduces alternate systems for describing bacterial relatedness.

Losick, R., and D. Kaiser. 1997. Why and how bacteria communicate. Scientific American 276:68-73.
A clear review of bacterial communication.

Reysenbach, A.L., and E. Shock. 2002. Merging genomes with geochemistry in hydrothermal ecosystems. Science 296:1077-82.
A review of findings on bacterial populations in hydrothermal vents and volcanic hotsprings.
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