Chitin: Formation and Diagenesis / Edition 1

Chitin: Formation and Diagenesis / Edition 1

by Neal S. Gupta
     
 

ISBN-10: 9048196833

ISBN-13: 9789048196838

Pub. Date: 12/06/2010

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048196838
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/06/2010
Series:
Topics in Geobiology Series , #34
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1 Chitin Nanostructures in Living Organisms Riccardo A.A. Muzzarelli 1

2 Chitin in the Exoskeletons of Arthropoda: From Ancient Design to Novel Materials Science H. Fabritius C. Sachs D. Raabe S. Nikolov M. Friák J. Neugebauer 35

3 Radiocarbon Dating of Chitin Jennifer A. Tripp Thomas F.G. Higham 61

4 Carbon, Nitrogen and Oxygen Stable Isotope Ratios in Chitin Arndt Schimmelmann 81

5 Hydrogen Isotopes in Beetle Chitin Darren R. Gröcke Maarten van Hardenbroek Peter E. Sauer Scott A. Elias 105

6 Identification and Characterization of Chitin in Organisms Neal S. Gupta George D. Cody 117

7 Fate of Chitinous Organisms in the Geosphere Neal S. Gupta Roger E. Summons 133

8 Transformation of Chitinous Tissues in Elevated Pressure-Temperature Conditions: Additional Insights from Experiments on Plant Tissues Neal S. Gupta 153

Index 169

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