Symbioses and Stress

Joint Ventures in Biology

  • Joseph Seckbach
  • Martin Grube

Part of the Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan Sapp
      Pages 3-18
    3. Martin Grube, James F. White Jr, Joseph Seckbach
      Pages 19-36


    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Orit Barneah, Itzchak Brickner
      Pages 121-144
    3. Sophie Richier, CÉcile Sabourault, Christine Ferrier-Pagés, Pierre-Laurent Merle, Paola Furla, Denis Allemand
      Pages 145-175
    4. Tomonori Kawano, Kanami Irie, Takashi Kadono
      Pages 177-195
    5. Noga Stambler
      Pages 197-224

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Shalom W. Applebaum, Dana Ichelczik, Richard A. Humber
      Pages 289-326
    3. Alexander V. Altenbach, Christine Böhmer, Frank Gitter, Benjamin Läuchli, Hanne-Lore Wieczorek
      Pages 327-337

About this book


Symbioses and Stress centers on the question of how organisms in tight symbiotic associations cope with various types of abiotic and biotic stress. In its original sense, symbioses cover all kinds of interactions among unrelated organisms, whereas in a narrower concept, the term is often referred to as mutualism. Evolutionary biology recognizes symbiosis as an integrative process, and most fundamental evolutionary innovations arose from cooperative symbioses. Mutualisms contribute to stress tolerance, ecosystem stability, and evolutionary radiation of cooperating organisms. Modern eukaryotic cells are the result of the endosymbiotic union of prokaryotic ancestors as well as diverse exosymbiotic associations. This cooperative aggregation appears more successful than its independent parts. This new book presents functional and evolutionary aspects of mutually beneficial symbioses among unrelated organisms.


Adaptation Biofilm Endosymbiosis Eukarya Eukaryota Evolution Extremotolerance Mutualism Stress Symbiosis ecosystem evolutionary biology microbe microbes the origin

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Seckbach
    • 1
  • Martin Grube
    • 2
  1. 1.University of JerusalemEfratIsrael
  2. 2., Institute of Plant SciencesKarl-Franzens-UniversityGrazAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9448-3
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9449-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0400
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