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Springer Polar Sciences

The Ecological Role of Micro-organisms in the Antarctic Environment

Editors: Castro-Sowinski, Susana (Ed.)

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  • Provides a thorough overview of important physiological microbial groups in Antarctica
  • Discovers how microorganisms shape the Antarctic environment
  • Gives an insight into Antarctic science and the ecology of extreme environments
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This book provides up-to-date multidisciplinary information regarding microbial physiological groups in terms of their role in the Antarctic ecology. How do microorganisms shape the Antarctic environment? The book presents a thorough overview of the most important physiological microbial groups or microbial systems that shape the Antarctic environment. Each microbial model is described in terms of their physiology and metabolism, and their role in the Antarctic environmental sustainability. The individual chapters prepare readers for understanding the relevance of the microbial models from both an historical perspective, and considering  the latest developments. This book will appeal to researchers and teachers interested in the Antarctic science, but also to students who want to understand the role of microbes in the ecology of extreme environments.

About the authors

Dr. Susana Castro-Sowinski is Ph.D. in Chemistry and has completed her academic training at the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Robert Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Rehovot, Israel. Currently, she is Associate Professor at the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Section, Faculty of Sciences, Universidad de la República, in Montevideo, Uruguay, and member of the Researcher National System (SNI), the Program for Developing Basic Sciences (PEDECIBA) and the Editorial Board of Symbiosis (Springer) and Environmental Sustainability (Springer). Her specific area of research has been the molecular-plant microbe interaction, but currently, she is exploring a new area of research, focusing her work on the microbial ecology of Antarctic systems and the development of biotechnological products using the genetic material of Antarctic microorganisms.

Professor Castro-Sowinski has 40 research papers published in international journals, six book chapters and has edited one book. She has tutored many postgraduate students in the areas of the potential use of microorganisms in the development of the biotechnological application. She also teaches biochemistry and biotechnology for graduate students in three different courses (Biochemistry, Introductory Course to Antarctic Research and Antarctic Summer School; Faculty of Sciences, Universidad de la República).


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Role of Cyanobacteria in the Ecology of Polar Environments

    Pages 3-23

    Goethem, Marc W. (et al.)

  • Patterns of Microorganisms Inhabiting Antarctic Freshwater Lakes with Special Reference to Aquatic Moss Pillars

    Pages 25-43

    Nakai, Ryosuke (et al.)

  • Yeast Activities Involved in Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles in Antarctica

    Pages 45-64

    Vero, Silvana (et al.)

  • Living with Pigments: The Colour Palette of Antarctic Life

    Pages 65-82

    Marizcurrena, Juan José (et al.)

  • Horizontal Gene Transfer Elements: Plasmids in Antarctic Microorganisms

    Pages 85-107

    Giménez, Matías (et al.)

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eBook 130,89 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ecological Role of Micro-organisms in the Antarctic Environment
Editors
  • Susana Castro-Sowinski
Series Title
Springer Polar Sciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02786-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02786-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02785-8
Series ISSN
2510-0475
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 298
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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