Table of contents

  1. Jérôme Joubès, Frédéric Domergue
  2. Tomáš Řezanka, Irena Kolouchová, Lucia Gharwalová, Andrea Palyzová, Karel Sigler
  3. Clifford C. Walters, Meytal B. Higgins
  4. Alexei V. Milkov

About this book

Introduction

This book describes the structural features and properties of important types of hydrocarbons and lipids and gives an overview of their analytical characterization in biological and environmental matrices. It covers the occurrence, biosynthesis and biological functions of these compound types in diverse organisms including bacteria and archaea, algae, higher plants and arthropods. It examines their distribution in the geosphere and fundamental processes controlling the fate of fossil organic matter. Finally, it addresses important aspects of their environmental chemistry and transfer processes between different compartments of bio- and geosphere.
Hydrocarbons and lipids comprise extremely diverse organic compounds that play fundamental roles in biosphere and geosphere. They represent important functional components in all living organisms and constitute a major fraction of fossil organic matter in sedimentary systems.
All chapters are written by renowned experts in the respective fields.

Keywords

hydrocarbons lipids natural products fossil organic matter environmental fate biosynthesis of hydrocarbons generation of petroleum

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinz Wilkes
    • 1
  1. 1.ICBM, Inst Chemistry, Biology Marine EnvCarl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg ICBM, Inst Chemistry, Biology Marine EnvOldenburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54529-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54529-5