Ecology and Evolution in Anoxic Worlds

Paperback | March 1, 1995

byTom Fenchel, Bland J. Finlay

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This is a book about the natural history of oxygen-free environments and their microbial inhabitants. Life originated in the pre-oxic world, and anoxic conditions still persist in many places on Earth such as lake sediments, the guts of ruminants, and the deep waters of some marine basins. Theauthors draw on evidence from geology, biochemistry, ecology, and evolutionary systematics to describe the forces which shape the structure, function, heterogeneity, and evolution of anaerobic communities, and also to discuss the nature of early life on Earth.

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This is a book about the natural history of oxygen-free environments and their microbial inhabitants. Life originated in the pre-oxic world, and anoxic conditions still persist in many places on Earth such as lake sediments, the guts of ruminants, and the deep waters of some marine basins. Theauthors draw on evidence from geology, bioc...

Tom Fenchel is at University of Copenhagen. Bland J. Finlay is at NERC Institute of Freshwater Ecology.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198548370

ISBN - 13:9780198548379

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Anaerobic environments2. Anaerobic prokaryotes: competition and syntrophy3. Anaerobic eukaryotes: phagotrophy and food chains4. The structure of anaerobic communities5. Interactions with the oxic worldReferencesSubject index

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`Comprehensive, clear, thought-provoking and occasionally witty, this book is a rewarding update for advanced students and researchers.'John Postgate, University of Sussex, Nature, Vol. 377, 1995