Springer Protocols Handbooks

Molecular Biological Technologies for Ocean Sensing

Editors: Tiquia-Arashiro, Sonia M. (Ed.)

  • Features methods papers on the application of ecogenomic sensors on autonomous platforms in the ocean
  • The first book of its kind to compile current technologies for studying organisms in situ
  • Aids in transfer of technology to oceanographers, ecologists, microbiologists, and environmental scientists with needs for a remote, in-water sensing capability and for integration with larger scale observatory operations
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The development of ocean sensors remains a ripe area for future investigation from science, policy and systemsengineering standpoints. Clearly, there are many options forrealizing integrated molecular analytical sensing systems. The definition of key target molecules, detection methodsand signal transduction models largely remain to be determined.Moreover, there remains ahuge challenge of merging this new class of instrument with different deployment platforms, and supplying necessarypower and data telemetry infrastructure for their operation. Molecular Biological Technologies for Ocean Sensing features methods papers on the application of ecogenomic sensors on autonomous platforms in the ocean. Topics include the use of ecogenomic sensors as a tool in whole-cell and cell-free based detection and monitoring a suite of pathogens and biotoxins that are of public health concern; documenting species diversity, evolution and metabolic function; identification and quantification of aquatic organisms; and inferring metabolic potential and activities of microorganisms in the ocean. Each contribution focuses on the (1) functional requirements for detecting specific microorganisms and the genes that they harbor and express;(2) examples of research activities that take advantage of molecular detection technologies;(3) some of the challenges faced when projecting development and use of novel instruments that will utilize molecular techniques onboard autonomous platforms;and future directions. Bringing these advancements on autonomous platforms, monitoring required sample collection and processing schemes will differ from those currently used (i.e. biomedical diagnostics). This book is the first of its kind to compile current technologies for studying organisms in situ. It will aid in transfer technology to oceanographers, ecologists, microbiologists, and environmental scientists with needs for a remote, in-water sensing capability and for integration with larger scale observatory operations. With this network in place, there is a potential to bridge the gap among regulatory agencies and academics about how this kind of technology can be used for research and monitoring purposes.

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“This is the first book containing detailed information about the use of molecular methods integrated in complex devices/ robots able to act as complex (bio) sensors on autonomous platforms in the ocean. … The detailed and compact information of the present volume can help various kinds of professionals (oceanographers, ecologists, microbiologists or environmental scientists) to both fuel their interest in beginning to work with this kind of devices and contribute to their further development.” (Ioan I. Ardelean, Romanian Journal of Biochemistry, Vol. 51 (1), 2014)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • “Omics”-Enabled Microbial Sensors on Ocean Platforms

    Robidart, Julie C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-32

  • Development of a Capillary Waveguide Biosensor Analytical Module for Use with the MBARI Environmental Sample Processor

    Dhadwal, Harbans S. (et al.)

    Pages 33-58

  • Microfabricated Flow-Through Device for In Situ Gene Analysis

    Fukuba, Tatsuhiro (et al.)

    Pages 59-72

  • Method for the Quantification of Aquatic Primary Production and Net Ecosystem Metabolism Using In Situ Dissolved Oxygen Sensors

    Needoba, Joseph A. (et al.)

    Pages 73-101

  • DNAzyme-Based Sensing for Metal Ions in Ocean Platform

    Lee, Jung Heon (et al.)

    Pages 103-116

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-61779-914-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Biological Technologies for Ocean Sensing
Editors
  • Sonia M. Tiquia-Arashiro
Series Title
Springer Protocols Handbooks
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-61779-915-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-61779-915-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-61779-914-3
Series ISSN
1949-2448
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 295
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