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Molecular Basis of Symbiosis

  • Jörg Overmann

Part of the Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology book series (PMSB, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Giovanna Rosati
    Pages 97-115
  3. Johannes H. P. Hackstein, Nigel Yarlett
    Pages 117-142
  4. Peter Skorpil, William J. Broughton
    Pages 143-164
  5. Frank J. Stewart, Colleen M. Cavanaugh
    Pages 197-225
  6. Eric G. DeChaine, Colleen M. Cavanaugh
    Pages 227-249
  7. Nicole Dubilier, Anna Blazejak, Caroline Rühland
    Pages 251-275
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 305-310

About this book


Symbiotic associations involving prokaryotes occur ubiquitously and are ecologically highly significant. In symbiotic associations, co-evolution of the partner organisms has led to specific mechanisms of signal exchange and reciprocal regulation, and resulted in novel physiological capabilities of the association as compared to those of the individual partners. Symbiosis research has recently entered an exciting era because molecular biology techniques are available for studying partner organisms in association and in a culture-independent manner. It is the goal of this book to contribute towards a broader perspective and an understanding of the function of symbiotic systems. 14 different model systems have been chosen, comprising well known symbioses as well as novel experimental systems which have only recently become amenable to experimental manipulation.


Organismic Interaction Protozoa Symbiose Symbiosis biology evolution fungi molecular biology molecular mechanisms nitrogen prokaryotes

Editors and affiliations

  • Jörg Overmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of MicrobiologyDepartment of BiologyMunichGermany

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