Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology

Symbioses and Stress

Joint Ventures in Biology

Editors: Seckbach, Joseph, Grube, Martin (Eds.)

  • Symbioses are vital processes in biology, involving several organisms (Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes)
  • Brings new information on symbioses by experts and leading scholars in this field
  • Complements courses and lectures in biology and genetics
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Symbioses and Stress centers on the question of how organisms in tight symbiotic associations cope with various types of abiotic and biotic stress. In its original sense, symbioses cover all kinds of interactions among unrelated organisms, whereas in a narrower concept, the term is often referred to as mutualism. Evolutionary biology recognizes symbiosis as an integrative process, and most fundamental evolutionary innovations arose from cooperative symbioses. Mutualisms contribute to stress tolerance, ecosystem stability, and evolutionary radiation of cooperating organisms. Modern eukaryotic cells are the result of the endosymbiotic union of prokaryotic ancestors as well as diverse exosymbiotic associations. This cooperative aggregation appears more successful than its independent parts. This new book presents functional and evolutionary aspects of mutually beneficial symbioses among unrelated organisms.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • On the Origin of Symbiosis

    Sapp, Jan

    Pages 3-18

  • Symbioses and Stress

    Grube, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 19-36

  • Problems and Progress in Understanding the Origins of Mitochondria and Plastids

    Curtis, Bruce A. (et al.)

    Pages 39-62

  • The Origin of Eukarya as a Stress Response of Two-Membrane-Bounded Sexual Pre-karyote to an Aggressive Alphaproteobacterial Periplasmic Infection

    Vesteg, Matej (et al.)

    Pages 63-81

  • Low CO2 Stress: Glaucocystophytes May Have Found a Unique Solution

    Löffelhardt, Wolfgang

    Pages 83-94

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eBook $289.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3345-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Symbioses and Stress
Book Subtitle
Joint Ventures in Biology
Editors
  • Joseph Seckbach
  • Martin Grube
Series Title
Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9449-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9449-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9448-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3345-9
Series ISSN
1566-0400
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 630
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