Marine Molecular Biotechnology

Biosilica in Evolution, Morphogenesis, and Nanobiotechnology

Case Study Lake Baikal

Editors: Müller, Werner E G, Grachev, Mikhael A. (Eds.)

  • Present book explores the highly exceptional habitat of Lake Baikal, with respect to its geology and biodiversity
  • Taking the endemic sponge as an example, it examines how the specific properties of these organisms might be of use for biotechnological research
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Lake Baikal is the oldest, deepest and most voluminous lake on Earth, comprising one fifth of the World’s unfrozen fresh water. It hosts the highest number of endemic animals recorded in any freshwater lake. Until recently it remained enigmatic why such a high diversity evolved in the isolated Lake Baikal. Focusing on the sponges (phylum Porifera) as an example, some answers are provided to fundamental questions on evolutionary forces. The characteristic feature of these animals is that they form their polymeric silicic acid skeleton enzymatically. This process is explored using modern molecular biological and cellular biological techniques to outline strategies to fabricate novel materials applicable in biomedicine and nanooptics.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Overview of Geology and Tectonic Evolution of the Baikal-Tuva Area

    Gladkochub, Dmitry (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Tectonics of the Baikal Rift Deduced from Volcanism and Sedimentation: A Review Oriented to the Baikal and Hovsgol Lake Systems

    Ivanov, Alexei V. (et al.)

    Pages 27-54

  • Paleoclimate and Evolution: Emergence of Sponges During the Neoproterozoic

    Müller, Werner E. G. (et al.)

    Pages 55-77

  • Studies on the Taxonomy and Distribution of Freshwater Sponges in Lake Baikal

    Masuda, Yoshiki

    Pages 81-110

  • Towards a Molecular Systematics of the Lake Baikal/Lake Tuva Sponges

    Wiens, Matthias (et al.)

    Pages 111-144

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biosilica in Evolution, Morphogenesis, and Nanobiotechnology
Book Subtitle
Case Study Lake Baikal
Editors
  • Werner E G Müller
  • Mikhael A. Grachev
Series Title
Marine Molecular Biotechnology
Series Volume
47
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-88552-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-88552-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-88551-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-10016-1
Series ISSN
1611-6119
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 421
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