Topics in Geobiology

Biopolymers

A molecular paleontology approach

Authors: Gupta, Neal S.

  • Biopolymer transformation in organisms during fossilization are used in an organismic approach to evaluate their contribution to sedimentary organic matter
  • Features investigations including experiments of the morphology, ultrastructure and chemical composition of diverse terrestrial plant and animal fossils
  • Presents how various biomolecules that constitute organisms transform in earth history and shed light on their occurrence in modern taxa and survivability in the fossil record
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About this book

This book provides an overview, research compendium and an introduction to the science of molecular paleontology, including literature overview for non-geochemists. Analytical methods employed are included as a part of each chapter that underpin this branch of paleontology and indeed geochemistry. The primary usefulness of this volume is for organic geochemists, molecular palaeontologists, and molecular archeologists. Researchers, graduate students and academics interested in astrobiology from a paleontological perspective may also find this to be valuable.

About the authors

Neal S, Gupta received a PhD in Organic Geochemistry and Paleontology from the University of Bristol (UK) in 2005. He was a postdoc at Yale University 2005-2009. From 2007-2010 he was a joint postdoc at MIT, and also a NASA Astrobiology Fellow (MIT and Geophysical Lab, Carnegie Institution of Washington). He has worked with Derek Briggs, Roger Summons, Rich Pancost and George Cody for his doctoral and postdoctoral work. He was an Assistant Professor in India for a year before returning to the Lab for Terrestrial Environments at Bryant University in 2011. He has edited Chitin: Formation and Diagenesis (also published by Springer in 2011).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Molecular Decay of Plant Biopolymers

    Gupta, Neal S.

    Pages 1-16

  • Distribution of Cutan in Modern Leaves

    Gupta, Neal S.

    Pages 17-41

  • Organic Preservation of Biopolymers in Fossil Leaves

    Gupta, Neal S.

    Pages 43-74

  • Migration of Organic Molecules from Sediment to Fossils

    Gupta, Neal S.

    Pages 75-94

  • Molecular Transformation of Plant Biopolymers in High P-T Conditions

    Gupta, Neal S.

    Pages 95-106

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  • Due: August 30, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0770-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biopolymers
Book Subtitle
A molecular paleontology approach
Authors
Series Title
Topics in Geobiology
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7936-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7936-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7935-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0770-9
Series ISSN
0275-0120
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 174
Number of Illustrations and Tables
59 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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