Systems Biology of Marine Ecosystems

  • Manoj Kumar
  • Peter Ralph

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vishal Gupta, Mukesh Jain, C. R. K. Reddy
      Pages 3-12
    3. Loretto Contreras-Porcia, Camilo López-Cristoffanini, Andrés Meynard, Manoj Kumar
      Pages 13-33
    4. Loretto Contreras-Porcia, Andrés Meynard, Camilo López-Cristoffanini, Nicolas Latorre, Manoj Kumar
      Pages 35-48
  3. Part II

  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Deepa R. Varkey, Martina A. Doblin
      Pages 223-233
    3. Kaumeel Chokshi, Imran Pancha, Arup Ghosh, Sandhya Mishra
      Pages 251-276
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Leen Labeeuw, Anna R. Bramucci, Rebecca J. Case
      Pages 279-300
    3. Neha P. Patel, Sweta B. Kumar, S. Haldar
      Pages 317-341
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 343-351

About this book


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. Systems 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. 


Ecological Informatics Global Climate Change Marine Ecosystem Next Generation Sequencing Systems Biology Seagrass Seaweed Algae Coral Genomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Manoj Kumar
    • 1
  • Peter Ralph
    • 2
  1. 1.Climate Change Cluster, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of Technology Sydney (UTS)SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Climate Change Cluster, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of Technology Sydney (UTS)SydneyAustralia

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