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Prokaryotes and Evolution

Editors: Bertrand, J.-C., Normand, P., Ollivier, B., Sime-Ngando, T. (Eds.)

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  • Explains the role of prokaryotes in the evolution of a living world
  • Demonstrates that all past and present living beings emerged from and have interacted with prokaryotes
  • Includes examples of ongoing evolution in prokaryotes, observable at the human scale
  • Looks into the phylogeny and biodiversity of prokaryotes
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The purpose of this book is to show the essential and indispensable role of prokaryotes in the evolution of aliving world. The evolutionary success of prokaryotes is explained together with their role in the evolution of the geosphere, the biosphere and its functioning, as well as their ability to colonize all biotopes, including the most extreme ones. We consider that all past and present living beings emerged from prokaryotes and have interacted with them. Forces and mechanisms presented in the various theories of evolution apply to prokaryotes. The major stages of their evolution and biodiversity are also described. Finally, it is emphasized that prokaryotes are living organisms that provide indisputable evidence of evolutionary processes. Many examples of ongoing evolution in prokaryotes, observable at the human scale, are provided. 


About the authors

Jean-Claude Bertrand, Institut Méditerranéen d'Océanologie, University of Aix-Marseille, Marseille, France

Philippe Normand, Laboratoire d’Ecologie Microbienne, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Villeubanne, France

Bernard Ollivier, Aix-Marseille Université, Université du Sud Toulon-Var, CNRS/INSU, IRD, MIO, Marseille, France

Télesphore Sime-Ngando, Laboratory Microorganisms: Genome & Enviroment, CNRS and University Clermont Auvergne, Aubière, France


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Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Prokaryote/Eukaryote Dichotomy and Bacteria/Archaea/Eukarya Domains: Two Inseparable Concepts

    Pages 1-21

    Bertrand, Jean-Claude (et al.)

  • Phylogeny and Biodiversity of Prokaryotes

    Pages 23-55

    Normand, Philippe (et al.)

  • Importance of Prokaryotes in the Functioning and Evolution of the Present and Past Geosphere and Biosphere

    Pages 57-129

    Ollivier, Bernard (et al.)

  • Evolutionary Success of Prokaryotes

    Pages 131-240

    Bertrand, Jean-Claude (et al.)

  • The Evolution of Living Beings Started with Prokaryotes and in Interaction with Prokaryotes

    Pages 241-338

    Sime-Ngando, Télesphore (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-99784-1
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-99782-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prokaryotes and Evolution
Editors
  • Jean-Claude Bertrand
  • Philippe Normand
  • Bernard Ollivier
  • Télesphore Sime-Ngando
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99784-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99784-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99782-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 396
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 66 illustrations in colour
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