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Biocommunication of Archaea

Editors: Witzany, Guenther (Ed.)

  • First uniform description of key levels of communication in Archaea
  • Will orientate further research in Archaea
  • The first book to systematize these levels of sign(aling)
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About this book

Archaea represent a third domain of life with unique properties not found in the other domains. Archaea actively compete for environmental resources. They perceive themselves and can distinguish between ‘self’ and ‘non-self’. They process and evaluate available information and then modify their behaviour accordingly. They assess their surroundings, estimate how much energy they need for particular goals, and then realize the optimum variant. These highly diverse competences show us that this is possible owing to sign(aling)-
mediated communication processes within archaeal cells (intra-organismic), between the same, related and different archaeal species (interorganismic), and between archaea and nonarchaeal organisms (transorganismic). This is crucial in coordinating growth and development, shape and dynamics. Such communication must function both on the local level and between widely separated colony parts. This allows archaea to coordinate appropriate response behaviors in a differentiated manner to their current developmental status and physiological influences. This book will orientate further investigations on how archaeal ecosphere inhabitants communicate with each other to coordinate their behavioral patterns and whats the role of viruses in this highly dynamic interactional networks.

About the authors

Dr. Guenther Witzany, Telos- Philosophische Praxis,  Buermoos, Salzburg, Austria

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction: Keylevels of Biocommunication of Archaea

    Witzany, Guenther

    Pages 1-16

  • The Cooccurrence of Archaea and Bacteria Among Diverse Globally Distributed Ecosystems

    Colman, Daniel R.

    Pages 17-26

  • Direct Interspecies Electron Transfer Between Archaea and Bacteria

    Zhao, Cuiping (et al.)

    Pages 27-40

  • Why Archaea Are Limited in Their Exploitation of Other, Living Organisms

    Abedon, Stephen T.

    Pages 41-66

  • Archaeal Surface Structures and Their Role in Communication with the Extracellular Environment

    Albers, Sonja-Verena (et al.)

    Pages 67-84

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65536-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65535-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biocommunication of Archaea
Editors
  • Guenther Witzany
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65536-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65536-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65535-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 324
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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