Ultrastructural Plasticity of Cyanobacteria

Authors: Baulina, Olga I.

  • The book deals with in-depth analysis of the ultrastructure of cyanobacteria, a group of phototrophic microorganisms performing a key function in the biosphere’s evolution, highly tolerant to environmental changes
  • Presents the original concept of 'bacterial ultrastructural plasticity' as a new strategy for research of the adaptability and intraspecies structural diversity of cyanobacteria and other prokaryotes
  • Richly illustrated
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This book offers an in-depth analysis of the cell biology of cyanobacteria, a group of phototrophic microorganisms performing an important function in the biosphere. The chapters present the author’s and her colleagues’ pioneering investigations of the ultrastructure of cyanobacteria under high-light and dark conditions, during irradiation by extremely high fluxes of light, in the course of L-transformation and within model associations and natural symbioses with plants. Diverse patterns of ultrastructural change are illustrated in electron micrographs and schematics. The book further introduces a new concept of “bacterial ultrastructural plasticity” - the reversible rearrangement of ultrastructure in response to environmental changes, as a strategy for finding and investigating cell adaptation mechanisms and intraspecies structural diversity of cyanobacteria and other prokaryotes. It serves as a valuable guide for teaching and research in the field of cell biology of microorganisms and plant-cyanobacteria symbioses.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Baulina, Olga I.

    Pages 1-9

  • Ultrastructural Plasticity of Cyanobacteria Under Dark and High Light Intensity Conditions

    Baulina, Olga I.

    Pages 11-63

  • Ultrastructural Plasticity of Cyanobacteria During the Enzymatic Induction of L-Transformation

    Baulina, Olga I.

    Pages 65-87

  • Ultrastructural Plasticity of Cyanobacteria in Model Associations with Plant Partners

    Baulina, Olga I.

    Pages 89-140

  • Ultrastructural Plasticity of Cyanobacteria in Natural Symbioses with Plants

    Baulina, Olga I

    Pages 141-189

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eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-42966-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ultrastructural Plasticity of Cyanobacteria
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32781-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32781-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-32780-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42966-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 204
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