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Symbioses and Stress

Joint Ventures in Biology

  • Symbioses are vital processes in biology, involving several organisms (Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes)

  • This volume brings new information on symbioses by experts and leading scholars in this field

  • This information of the volume complements courses and lectures in General biology and genetics

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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

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Table of contents (32 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. GENERAL INTRODUCTION

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. On the Origin of Symbiosis

      • Jan Sapp
      Pages 3-18
    3. Symbioses and Stress

      • Martin Grube, James F. White Jr, Joseph Seckbach
      Pages 19-36
  3. AQUATIC SYMBIOSES

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95
    2. Multibiont Symbioses in the Coral Reef Ecosystem

      • Orit Barneah, Itzchak Brickner
      Pages 121-144
    3. Cnidarian–Dinoflagellate Symbiosis-Mediated Adaptation to Environmental Perturbations

      • Sophie Richier, CÉcile Sabourault, Christine Ferrier-Pagés, Pierre-Laurent Merle, Paola Furla, Denis Allemand
      Pages 145-175
    4. Oxidative Stress-Mediated Development of Symbiosis in Green Paramecia

      • Tomonori Kawano, Kanami Irie, Takashi Kadono
      Pages 177-195
    5. Coral Symbiosis Under Stress

      • Noga Stambler
      Pages 197-224
  4. TERRESTRIAL SYMBIOSES

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 243-243
    2. Three in a Boat: Host-Plant, Insect Herbivore, and Fungal Entomopathogen

      • Shalom W. Applebaum, Dana Ichelczik, Richard A. Humber
      Pages 289-326
    3. Symbiotic Foraminifera and Stress

      • 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.

Keywords

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

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Jerusalem, Efrat, Israel

    Joseph Seckbach

  • , Institute of Plant Sciences, Karl-Franzens-University, Graz, Austria

    Martin Grube

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 299.00
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  • ISBN: 978-90-481-9449-0
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 379.99
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Hardcover Book USD 379.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)