Biosilica in Evolution, Morphogenesis, and Nanobiotechnology: Case Study Lake Baikal / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$379.05
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $133.75
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 66%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $133.75   
  • New (6) from $179.95   
  • Used (2) from $133.75   

Overview

Lake Baikal is the oldest, deepest and most voluminous lake on Earth, comprising one fifth of the World's unfrozen fresh water. It hosts the highest number of endemic animals recorded in any freshwater lake. Until recently it remained enigmatic why such a high diversity evolved in the isolated Lake Baikal. Focusing on the sponges (phylum Porifera) as an example, some answers are provided to fundamental questions on evolutionary forces. The characteristic feature of these animals is that they form their polymeric silica skeleton enzymatically. This process is explored using modern molecular biological and cellular biological techniques to outline strategies to fabricate novel materials applicable in biomedicine and nanooptics.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

Geology – Paleontology- Paleoclimate. Overview of geology and tectonic evolution of the Baikal-Tuva area. Tectonics of the Baikal rift deduced from volcanism and sedimentation: a review oriented to the Baikal and Hovsgol lake systems. Paleoclimate and evolution: emergence of sponges during the Neoproterozoic.- Organisms: Sponges. Studies on the taxonomy and distribution of freshwater sponges in Lake Baikal. Towards a molecular systematics of the Lake Baikal/Lake Tuva sponges. Symbiotic interaction between dinoflagellates and the demosponge Lubomirskia baicalensis: Aquaporin-mediated glycerol transport.- Evolution. Silicon in Life: Whither Biological Silicification? Fossil Sponge Fauna in Lake Baikal Region. Identification and isolation of a retrotransposon from the Lubomirskia baicalensis: implication in rapid evolution of endemic sponges.- Role of biosilica in morphogenesis. Modeling of the siliceous skeleton.- Biosilica formation. Silicatein: Nano-biotechnological and Biomedical Applications.- Role of biosilica in material sciences. Role of Biosilica in Materials Science: Lessons from Siliceous - Biological Systems for Structural Composites. An overview of Silica in Biology, its Chemistry and recent Technological Advances. Optical and nonlinear optical properties of sea glass sponge spicules. Nanobiotechnology: Soft Lithography. The application of silicon and silicates in dentistry – a review.- Role of Biosilica in Nanobiotechnology. Sustainable exploitation and conservation of the endemic Lake Baikal sponge (Lubomirskia baicalensis) for the application in nanobiotechnology.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)