Chitin: Formation and Diagenesis by Neal S. GuptaChitin: Formation and Diagenesis by Neal S. Gupta

Chitin: Formation and Diagenesis

byNeal S. Gupta

Paperback | January 27, 2013

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There are several books on properties of chitin and associated biomolecules and their biochemical significance. However, the present volume deals with a wide variety of biogeochemical and organic geochemical aspects of this vital macromolecule written by leading authors and experts in the field. Each chapter is carefully peer reviewed and is an updated account of recent research in isotopic, nanostructural, biochemical, microstructural, geochemical, paleontological and experimental aspects of chitin formation, distribution and preservation in the environment and earth history.
I studied Geology (Honours) at the University of Delhi (1998-2001) and moved to the University of Bristol to start a PhD in Geobiology and Organic Geochemsitry with Professor Derek Briggs, FRS and Dr. Richard D. Pancost. During my PhD I worked on the biomolecular transformation of organisms such as arthropods and leaves and the geoche...
Title:Chitin: Formation and DiagenesisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pagesPublished:January 27, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400734484

ISBN - 13:9789400734487

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Table of Contents

1. Chitin nanostructures in living organismsRiccardo A.A. Muzzarelli 2. Chitin in the exoskeletons of Arthropoda: From ancient design to novel materials scienceH. Fabritius, C. Sachs, D. Raabe, S. Nikolov, M. Friák, and J. Neugebauer 3. Radiocarbon Dating of ChitinJennifer A. Tripp, and Thomas F. G. Higham 4. Carbon, nitrogen and oxygen stable isotope ratios in chitinArndt Schimmelmann 5. Hydrogen Isotopes in Beetle ChitinDarren R. Grocke, Maarten van Hardenbroek, Peter Sauer, and Scott Elias 6. Identification and characterization of chitin in organismsNeal S.Gupta and George D. Cody 7. Fate of chitinous organisms in the geosphereNeal S. Gupta and Roger E. Summons 8. Transformation of chitinous tissues in elevated Presssure-Temperature conditions: additional insights from experiments on plant tissues.Neal S. Gupta