Cold-Adapted Organisms: Ecology, Physiology, Enzymology and Molecular Biology by Rosa Margesin

Cold-Adapted Organisms: Ecology, Physiology, Enzymology and Molecular Biology

byRosa MargesinEditorFranz Schinner

Hardcover | May 6, 1999

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Major parts of the oceans and lands of our planet are permanently, or temporarily, exposed to temperatures below 10 C. Microorganisms, plants and animals living under these conditions have adapted to their environments in such a way that metabolic processes, reproduction and survival strategies are optimal for their natural biotopes. This book presents the most recent knowledge of the ecology and the physiology of cold-adapted microorganisms, plants and animals, and explains the mechanisms of cold-adaptation on the enzymatic and molecular level, including results from the first crystal structures of enzymes of cold-adapted organisms.
Title:Cold-Adapted Organisms: Ecology, Physiology, Enzymology and Molecular BiologyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:416 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:416 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:May 6, 1999Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540649735

ISBN - 13:9783540649731

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Table of Contents

Ecology and Physiology. Cold-Adapted Microorganisms. Microbial Life in Permanently Cold Soils; Lake Ice Microbial Communities in Alpine and Antarctic Lakes; Physiology of Cold-Adapted Microorganisms. Cold-Adapted Plants. Ecological Aspects of Cold-Adapted Plants With a Special Emphasis on Environmental Control of Cold Hardening and Dehardening; Plant Responses to Low Temperature: Signaling Pathways Involved in Plant Acclimation; Ice Nucleation and Deep Supercooling in Plants: New Insights Using Infrared Thermography: Modeling Sequential Responses of Plant Cells to Freezing and Thawing. Cold-Adapted Animals. Cold Adaptations in Terrestrial Invertebrates; Nival Invertebrate Animals in the East Alps: A Faunistic Overview; High Alpine Streams: Cold Habitats for Insect Larvae; Ecophysiological and Morphological Features of Glaciar-Dwelling Collembola; Ecological Features of Antarctic Fishes; Structure and Function of Hemoglobins From Antarctic Organisms: The Search For Correlations With Adaptive Evolution.- Enzymology. Cold Enzymes: A Hot Topic. Psychrophilic Enzymes: Insights Into Cold Adaptation and Catalysis From the First High Resolution Crystal Structures. Temperature Adaptation in Enzymes of Antarctic Fishes. Aspartate Aminotransferase From Moraxella TAC125: An Unusual Psychrophilic Enzyme.- Molecular Biology. Genes and Enzymes Involved in Argininge and Pyrimidine Biosynthesis in Psychrophilic Vibrio Strains From the Deep Sea. Plasmids From Antarctic Bacteria. Molecular Responses in Cold-Adapted Plants. Gene Expression and Cold Hardiness in Animals.-