Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology

STROMATOLITES: Interaction of Microbes with Sediments

Editors: Tewari, Vinod, Seckbach, Joseph (Eds.)

  • This overview of the latest information about the formation of stromatolites sees 83 experts from 27 countries presenting reviewed chapters that cover everything from ancient and modern examples of stromatolites to the latest instrumental study techniques.

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This book provides an overview and latest information about the formation of Stromatolites as a result of interaction of microbes with sediments. Eighty-three expert scientists from twenty-seven countries present the chapters in this volume which have been reviewed by thirty four referees. The volume deals with ancient to modern examples of stromatolites and microorganisms which are observed in various diverse environments, such as: marine, nonmarine, lacustrine and extreme geographical areas covering almost the whole earth. The reviews are original articles written by leading experienced experts, some chapters deal with latest instrumental techniques used for the study of microbes and Stromatolites. Other chapters have been contributed by young researchers who revealed updated data on Stromatolites. The astrobiological implications of early microbiota, sulfur isotopic ratios, microbialites in extreme conditions on earth has opened up new vistas in the search of extraterrestrial life.

These chapters on biosedimentological, geomicrobiological, biogeochemical and astrobiological studies are aimed at biologists, under- and graduate geological students, researchers and professional scientists who need latest developments in the field of sedimentology and applied aspects.

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From the reviews:

“The authors … are congratulated for bringing out an advanced book on fundamental aspect when the scientists world over are looking forward to search for the extraterrestrial evidence of life on Mars, Europa and possibly on Moon. … useful to the students of sedimentology and micropalaeontology/ microbiology and researchers in the area of Earth Science. The book is strongly recommended for the institutional libraries. I am sure its reading would motivate the students and researchers … for high and extensive researches on the discussed problems.” (O. P. Varma, Journal of Indian Geological Congress, Vol. 3 (1), May, 2011)

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Proterozoic Stromatolites of the Itaiacoca Group, Southeast Brazil

    Filho, William Sallun (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Meso-Neoproterozoic Stromatolites from the Indravati and Chhattisgarh Basins, Central India

    Guhey, Rajeeva (et al.)

    Pages 21-42

  • Stromatolites and Cyanobacterial Mats in Peritidal Evaporative Environments in the Neoproterozoic of Bas-Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo) and South Gabon

    Préat, Alain R. (et al.)

    Pages 43-63

  • Microbiota and Microbial Mats within Ancient Stromatolites in South China

    Ruiji, Cao (et al.)

    Pages 65-86

  • Morphological Changes in Microscopic–Megascopic Life and Stromatolites Recorded During Late Palaeoproterozoic–Neoproterozoic Transition: The Vindhyan Supergroup, India

    Srivastava, Purnima (et al.)

    Pages 87-114

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Hardcover $329.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
STROMATOLITES: Interaction of Microbes with Sediments
Editors
  • Vinod Tewari
  • Joseph Seckbach
Series Title
Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0397-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0397-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0396-4
Series ISSN
1566-0400
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 751
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