SpringerBriefs in Biometals

Molybdenum Cofactors and Their role in the Evolution of Metabolic Pathways

Authors: Presta, L., Fondi, M., Emiliani, G., Fani, R.

  • Up-to-date knowledge of the role of molybdenum in the evolution of biological systems and their interaction with biogeochemical cycles
  • Emphasis on biological nitrogen fixation and the nitrogen element cycle
  • Presents original data regarding nitrogen fixation pathways and related enzymes molecular evolution processes
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In this brief, the authors explore and review the current knowledge regarding the role of molybdenum in the evolution of biological systems and their interaction with biogeochemical cycles. Special emphasis is placed on biological nitrogen fixation and the nitrogen element cycle.

The origin and evolution of molybdenum cofactor biosynthetic pathways as well as the evolutionary significance of molybdenum containing enzymes appearance is analyzed.

Original data regarding nitrogen fixation pathways and related enzymes molecular evolution processes is presented.

The trace element molybdenum is essential for nearly all organisms and forms the catalytic center of a large variety of enzymes such as nitrogenase, nitrate reductases, sulphite oxidase and xanthine oxidoreductases.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Presta, Luana (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Molybdenum Availability in the Ecosystems (Geochemistry Aspects, When and How Did It Appear?)

    Presta, Luana (et al.)

    Pages 5-19

  • Molybdenum and Biological Systems (Molybdenum Cofactors Containing Enzymes and Pathways)

    Presta, Luana (et al.)

    Pages 21-31

  • Molybdenum Cofactor-Containing Enzymes and Pathways

    Presta, Luana (et al.)

    Pages 33-52

  • Nitrogen Fixation, a Molybdenum-Requiring Process

    Presta, Luana (et al.)

    Pages 53-66

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eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9972-0
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9971-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molybdenum Cofactors and Their role in the Evolution of Metabolic Pathways
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Biometals
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9972-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9972-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-9971-3
Series ISSN
2212-9901
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 75
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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