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Systems Biology of Marine Ecosystems

Editors: Kumar, Manoj, Ralph, Peter (Eds.)

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  • Uniquely applies systems biology to the study of marine organisms
  • Integrates data from various disciplines, such as physiology, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics into numerical models in order to simulate the physiology of a whole organism
  • Describes the latest advances in the biological and functional interplay within four marine ecosystems: seaweeds, seagrass, micro-organisms and algae and chemical communication between host and marine microbial community
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This book describes the latest advances in systems biology in four plant-based marine ecosystems: seaweeds, seagrasses, microalgae, and corals. Marine organisms that inhabit the oceanic environment experience a diverse range of environmental fluctuations, anthropogenic stress, and threats from invasive species and pathogens. System biology integrates physiology, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics into numerical models and is emerging as an important approach to elucidate the functional adaptations of marine organisms to adverse environmental conditions. This book focuses on how ecophysiology, omics platforms, their integration (a systems biology perspective), and next generation sequencing tools are being used to address the stress response of marine seaweeds, seagrasses, corals, marine microbe diversity, and micro-and macroalgae/corals-bacterial interactions to global climate change and anthropogenic activities. The contents of the book are of special interest to graduate and postgraduate marine biology students and marine biology researchers, particularly those interested in marine ecology, stress physiology of marine macrophytes/corals/phytoplankton, and environmental microbiology. This book would also be of interest to marine engineers engaged in the management and conservation of our valuable marine resources.

About the authors

Dr. Manoj Kumar is a research scientist (ARC-DECRA Fellow) in the Climate Change Cluster (C3), University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. He obtained a PhD in Marine Biotechnology at the Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI-CSIR), Gujarat, India. His major research activities have been focused on the eco-physiology and stress tolerance mechanisms of benthic marine macrophytes (seaweeds and seagrasses) to diverse environmental and anthropogenic perturbations under the scenario of global climate change through omics approaches (proteomics and metabolomics). His research interests have also included: the use of seaweeds in food and fuel; quality seed stock generation of seaweeds using tissue culture; and protoplast isolation techniques. He has also researched the epigenetic regulation of marine and terrestrial plants under environmental stress conditions. Dr. Kumar was a visiting scientist at the Agriculture Research Organization (ARO), Volcani Centre, Israel where he expanded his research activities in the area of phyto-hormone signaling that regulates root and shoot architecture in the Arabidopsis model plant. Currently, he is studying the early signals of seagrass loss using advanced ‘omics’ approaches, in order to understand eutrophication and light attenuation related phenotypic responses in seagrasses.

Prof. Peter Ralph is the Executive Director of the Climate Change Cluster (C3) at the University of Technology Sydney. He leads a dynamic, multidisciplinary group of researchers dedicated to improving our predictions about the impacts of climate change. Over the past eight years, he has grown this research institute to support over 100 staff and students. He is a member of the Blue Carbon International Scientific Working Group, formed under the auspices of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, United Nations Environmental Program and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. He is the former leader of the CSIRO Marine and Coastal Carbon Biogeochemistry Cluster, which brought together the expertise of eight Australian universities in Australia's largest coastal blue carbon accounting, mapping and measurement study. He has recently been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board for CzechGlobe (Global Change Research Institute - Czech Academy of Science).

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Macroalgal Functional Genomics: A Missing Area

    Pages 3-12

    Gupta, Vishal (et al.)

  • Tolerance Pathways to Desiccation Stress in Seaweeds

    Pages 13-33

    Contreras-Porcia, Loretto (et al.)

  • Marine Metal Pollution and Effects on Seaweed Species

    Pages 35-48

    Contreras-Porcia, Loretto (et al.)

  • Seaweed Lipidomics in the Era of ‘Omics’ Biology: A Contemporary Perspective

    Pages 49-97

    Kumari, Puja

  • Volatiles in the Aquatic Marine Ecosystem: Ethylene and Related Plant Hormones and Sporulation in Red Seaweeds

    Pages 99-116

    Garcia-Jimenez, P. (et al.)

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eBook 130,89 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62094-7
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Hardcover 166,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62092-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 166,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-87232-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Systems Biology of Marine Ecosystems
Editors
  • Manoj Kumar
  • Peter Ralph
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62094-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62094-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62092-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87232-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 354
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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