Mechanisms and Model Systems

  • Joseph Seckbach

Part of the Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. General Aspects

  3. Origin & Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Lorraine Olendzenski, Olga Zhaxybayeva, J. Peter Gogarten
      Pages 65-79
    3. P. LóPez-García, D. Moreira
      Pages 131-146
    4. David L. Valentine
      Pages 147-161
    5. Juraj Krajčovič, Libor Ebringer, Steven D. Schwartzbach
      Pages 185-206
    6. Rosalind Hinde, Donelle A. Trautman
      Pages 207-220
    7. Christopher P. McKay, Rafael Navarro-González
      Pages 221-228
  4. Bacteria, Cyanobacteria & Algae

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237

About this book


Symbiosis is the fourth volume in the series Cellular Origin and Life in Extreme Habitats (COLE). Fifty experts, from over a dozen countries, review their current studies on different approaches to these phenomena. The chapters present various aspects of symbiosis from gene transfer, morphological features, and biodiversity to individual organisms sharing mutual cellular habitats. The origin of the eukaryotic phase is discussed with emphasis on cyanelles, H syntrophy, N2 fixation, and S-based symbiosis (as well as the origin of mitochondrion, chloroplast, and nucleus). All members of the three domains of life are presented for sharing symbiotic associations. This volume brings the concept of living together as `One plus One (plus One) equals One.'
The purpose of this book is to introduce the teacher, researcher, scholar, and student as well as the open-minded and science-oriented reader to the global importance of this association.


Biodiversity Ecology Sediment algae deep-sea environment eukaryotes genes nitrogen roots

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Seckbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0189-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48173-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0400
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