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Algae and Cyanobacteria in Extreme Environments

Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology Band 11

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Algae and Cyanobacteria in Extreme Environments is a unique collection of essays, contributed by leading scientists from around the world, devoted to algae - and some related microbes - observed in unexpected harsh habitats, which it seems are an oasis or Garden of Eden for these organisms. This timely book on Extremophilic algae, including its especially impressive micrographs, may provide clues about the edges of life on Earth and possibly elsewhere in the universe.
Defining locations from the anthropomorphic point of view, the environments explored ranges from severe and distant to "normal" places. The algae discussed, microbial oxygenic phototrophs, are classified into various categories according to their habitats. They thrive in various temperature ranges, at the limits of pH values, in salt solutions, under UV radiation, dryness, heavy metals, anaerobic niches, under various levels of illuminations, and under hydrostatic pressure. Authors discuss bio-diversely algal territories ecologically - the hot springs with the thermophiles or acido-thermophiles; Antarctica, the Arctic, and permafrost zones with their cold lovers (Psychrophiles); soda lakes with the alkaliphiles, saltine areas with halophiles. In addition to general essays, Algal species discussed in detail include diatoms, Cyanidium, Galdieria, Dunaliella, and Chroococcidiopsis.
This volume is a must for students of the field of biodiversity, as well as those in phycology, ecology and general biological research. TOC:Foreword, Richard Castenholz. Preface, Joseph Seckbach. Introduction to the algal world, Meltem Conk-Dalay. Acknowledgement, Joseph Seckbach. List of Authors and addresses.PART 1: General Introduction.- Oxygenic photosynthetic microorganisms in extreme environments: possibilities and limitation, Joseph Seckbach and Aharon Oren.PART 2: Phototrophs at high and low light.- Effects of ultraviolet radiation on cyanobacteria and their protective mechanisms, Bagmi Pattanaik, Rhena Schumann and Ulf Karsten. The hidden life of algae underground, Werner Reisser. Meromictic lakes as habitats for protists: life in the chemocline and below? Dag Kaveness and Finn Løvhøiden. Marine phototrophs in the twilight zone, Noga Stambler and Zvy Dubinsky.PART 3: Phototrophs in the marine environment.- Biology of the chlorophyll D-containing cyanobacterium Acaryochloris marina, Michael Kühl, Min Chen and A.W.D. Larkum. Phylogenetics, molecular biology and ecological impacts of a group of highly unusual protists: the dinoflagellates, Shauna Murray. Diatoms: Living in a contructal environment, Frithjof Sterrenburg, Richard Gordon, Mary Ann Tiffany and Stephen Nagy. The margin of the sea: survival at the top of the tides, David Garbary. Seaweeds on the abrasion platforms of the intertidal zone of eastern Mediterranean shores, Rachel Einav and Alvaro Israel. Status of mangrove ecosystem: exploring the potential role of cyanobacteria in restoration and afforestation, M. Sundaraman, T. Boopathi and S. Gopinath. Intertidal sandy flats as a habitat where plastid acquisition processes are ongoing, Noriko Okomota and Isao Inouye. Hydrochemical key to the genesis of calcareous non-laminated and laminated cyanobacterial microbialites, Stephan Kempe and Jósef Kazamierczak. Soil and freshwater micro-algae as a food source for invertebrates in extreme environments, Alena LukeSová and Jan Frouz.PART 4: Phototrophs in cold environmentsCold tolerance in cyanobacteria and life in the cryosphere, Warwick Vincent. Cyanobacteria in Antarctic lake environments: a mini-review, Shiv M. Singh and Josef Elster. Green cryosestic algae, Jirí Komárek and Linda Nedbalova. Psychrophilic diatoms: mechanisms for survival in freeze-thaw cycles, Thomas Mock and Karen Junge. Algae at extreme low temperatures: the cryobank, Erica Bensen, Keith harding and John Day.PART 5: Phototrophs in hot alkaline and acidic environments and non-thermal acidic habitatsCyanidiophyceae: looking back - looking forward, Gabriele Pinto. Diversity of the cosmopolitan thermophile mastigocladus laminosus at global, regional and local scales, Scott Miller. The thermophilic cyanobacteria of the zerka ma'in thermal springs in Jordan, Danny Ionescu, Aharon Oren, Muna Hindiyeh and Hanan Malkawi. Iron-tolerant cyanobacteria: implications for astrobiology, Igor Brown, Carlton Allen, Daniel Mummey, Svetlana Sarkisova and David McKay. Extreme acidophiles: freshwater algae associated with acid mine drainage, Phil Novis and Jon Harding . Eukaryotic community structure from Río Tinto (SW, Spain), a highly acidic river, Angeles Aguilera, Linda Amaral-Zettler, Virginia Souza-Egipsy, Erik Zettler and Ricardo Amils. Species composition of Cyanidiales assemblages in pisciarelli (Campi Flegrei, Italy), and description of Galdieria phlegrea sp. nov., Gabriele Pinto, Claudia Ciniglia, Carmela Cascone and Antonio Pollio. A genomics approach to understanding the biology of thermo-acidophilic red algae, Andreas Weber, Guillaume Barbier, Roshan Shrestha, Robin Horst, Ayumi Minoda and Christine Oesterhelt. Enigmatic archaeal and eukaryotic life at hydrothermal vents and in marine subsurface sediments, Andreas Teske. PART 6: Phototrophs under water stress: dry and hypersaline environmentsNorth American desert microbiotic soil crust communities: diversity despite challenge, Valerie Flechtner. Chroococcidiopsis from desert to Mars, Maria Grilli Caiola and Daniela Billi. Chlorophyta on land: independent lineages of green eukaryotes from arid lands, Louise Lewis. Aeroterrestrial algae growing on man-made surfaces: what are the secrets of their ecological success?, Ulf Karsten, Rhena Schumann and Anika Mostaert. The systematics of subaerial algae, Juan Lopez-Bautista, Fabio Rindi and Dale Casamatta. Diversity, distribution and ecology of green algae and cyanobacteria in urban habitats, Fabio Rindi. Diversity of organic osmotic compounds and osmotic adaptation in cyanobacteria and algae, Aharon Oren.- PART 7: Adaptation of algae to changing environments. Cyanobacteria: diversity and versatility, clues to life in extreme environments, Lucas Stal. Life in a hypervariable environment: algae of the great salt plains of Oklahoma, U.S.A., William Henley, Jana Kvíderová, Andrea Kirkwood, Jessica Milner and Andrew Potter.PART 8: Other microorganisms and extreme habitatsThe fate of biological materials in acidic environments of the Rio Tinto, southwestern Spain, David Fernadez-Remolar, César Menor Salván, Marta Ruíz Bermejo and Andrew Knoll. Deep-sea microbial eukaryotes in anoxic, microoxic, and sulfidic environments, Virginia Edgcomb, John Bernhard and Sunok Jeon. Fungal associations at the cold edge of life, Silvano Onofri, Laura Zucconi, Laura Selbmann, G. Sybren de Hoog, Asuncion de Los Rios, Serena Ruisi and Martin Grube. The early earth's record of supposed extremophilic bacteria and cyanobacteria, at 3.9 to 2.5 Ga, Wladyslaw Altermann.PART 9: Outlook - SummaryAlgae and Cyanobacteria under environmental extremes: final comments, Joseph Seckbach, David Chapman, David Garbary, Aharon Oren and Werner Reisser.

From the reviews:

"The algae are a remarkably successful group, accounting for the oxygen we breathe and responsible for the greater part of carbon and nitrogen fixation. They are found almost anywhere … from freshwater to brine and from the deserts to the great oceans. How they function in such extraordinary conditions is the subject of this book. … the book’s main readership will be phycologists and ecologists … . This is a very useful book … ." (Mark Burgess, Biochemist e-Volution, April, 2009)

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Herausgeber Joseph Seckbach
Kopierschutz Ja i
Erscheinungsdatum 18.09.2007
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781402061127
Verlag Springer
Dateigröße 92470 KB

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