Reactions and Processes

Marine Organic Matter: Biomarkers, Isotopes and DNA

Editors: Volkman, J. K. (Ed.)

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The oceans contain a great biodiversity of marine organisms. They include a rich variety of unusual genes and biochemistries and hence a diverse array of organic compounds ranging from colourful carotenoids and chlorophylls to lipids with structures ranging from the simple to the complex. This volume brings together ten chapters on the occurrence and identification of the lipid biomarkers and of pigments in marine waters. It describes how they can be used in conjunction with stable isotopes and molecular biology to ascertain the sources and fate of organic matter (both natural and pollutant) in the sea and underlying sediments. The authors are each experts in their field and the chapters provide both an overview of the state-of-the-art and knowledge gaps together with abundant detail to satisfy the needs of specialists and non-specialists alike.

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"This book brings together 10 chapters on the use of lipid biomarkers, pigments, isotopes, and molecular biology … . The authors are experts in their fields, and they have been able to provide an overview of the state of the art and knowledge gaps with sufficient detail to satisfy the needs of specialists and non-specialists alike. Marine chemists and biologists, physical oceanographers, and modellers will enjoy reading the book and keeping it as a reference in their work." (International Journal of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 86, 2006)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Sources and Cycling of Organic Matter in the Marine Water Column

    Harvey, H. Rodger

    Pages 1-25

  • Lipid Markers for Marine Organic Matter

    Volkman, John K.

    Pages 27-70

  • Pigment Markers for Phytoplankton Production

    Wright, Simon W. (et al.)

    Pages 71-104

  • Molecular Tools for the Analysis of DNA in Marine Environments

    Danovaro, R. (et al.)

    Pages 105-126

  • Biological Markers for Anoxia in the Photic Zone of the Water Column

    Sinninghe Damsté, J. S. (et al.)

    Pages 127-163

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marine Organic Matter: Biomarkers, Isotopes and DNA
Editors
  • J. K. Volkman
Series Title
Reactions and Processes
Series Volume
2 / 2N
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32987-9
DOI
10.1007/b11682
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-28401-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06661-0
Series ISSN
1433-6839
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 374
Additional Information
With contributions by numerous experts
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