Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology

Anoxia

Evidence for Eukaryote Survival and Paleontological Strategies

Editors: Altenbach, Alexander, Bernhard, Joan M., Seckbach, Joseph (Eds.)

  • Reveals eukaryotic strategies in anoxic environments
  • Includes cutting-edge research, data and hypotheses never before published
  • Offers also fundamental introductions, overviews and an exhaustive collection of literature for advanced studies
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ANOXIA defines the lack of free molecular oxygen in an environment. In the presence of organic matter, anaerobic prokaryotes produce compounds such as free radicals, hydrogen sulfide, or methane that are typically toxic to aerobes. The concomitance of suppressed respiration and presence of toxic substances suggests these habitats are inhospitable to Eukaryota. Ecologists sometimes term such environments 'Death Zones'. This book presents, however, a collection of remarkable adaptations to anoxia, observed in Eukaryotes such as protists, animals, plants and fungi. Case studies provide evidence for controlled beneficial use of anoxia by, for example, modification of free radicals, use of alternative electron donors for anaerobic metabolic pathways, and employment of anaerobic symbionts. The complex, interwoven existence of oxic and anoxic conditions in space and time is also highlighted as is the idea that eukaryotic inhabitation of anoxic habitats was established early in Earth history.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Anaerobic Eukaryotes

    Tom Fenchel

    Pages 3-16

  • Biogeochemical Reactions in Marine Sediments Underlying Anoxic Water Bodies

    Tina Treude

    Pages 17-38

  • Diversity of Anaerobic Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes: Breaking Long-Established Dogmas

    Aharon Oren

    Pages 39-47

  • Hydrogenosomes and Mitosomes: Mitochondrial Adaptations to Life in Anaerobic Environments

    Rob M. De Graaf, Johannes H. P. Hackstein

    Pages 83-112

  • Adapting to Hypoxia: Lessons from Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor

    Nina S. Levy, Andrew P. Levy

    Pages 113-128

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eBook $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3705-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anoxia
Book Subtitle
Evidence for Eukaryote Survival and Paleontological Strategies
Editors
  • Alexander Altenbach
  • Joan M. Bernhard
  • Joseph Seckbach
Series Title
Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1896-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1896-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1895-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3705-1
Series ISSN
1566-0400
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 648
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