The Vent and Seep Biota: Aspects from Microbes to Ecosystems / Edition 1

The Vent and Seep Biota: Aspects from Microbes to Ecosystems / Edition 1

by Steffen Kiel
ISBN-10:
9048195713
ISBN-13:
9789048195718
Pub. Date:
09/28/2010
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands

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Overview

The Vent and Seep Biota: Aspects from Microbes to Ecosystems / Edition 1

Oases of life around black smokers and hydrocarbon seeps in the deep-sea were among the most surprising scientific discoveries of the past three decades. These ecosystems are dominated by animals having symbiotic relationships with chemoautotrophic bacteria. Their study developed into an international, interdisciplinary venture where scientists develop new technologies to work in some of the most extreme places on Earth. This book highlights discoveries, developments, and advances made during the past 10 years, including remarkable cases of host-symbiont coevolution, worms living on frozen methane, and a fossil record providing insights into the dynamic history of these ecosystems since the Paleozoic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048195718
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Series: Topics in Geobiology Series , #33
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 490
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Chemosythetically-driven ecosystems in the deep sea
Steffen Kiel and Paul A. Tyler

2. Genetics and evolution of deep-sea chemosynthetic bacteria and their invertebrate hosts
Robert C. Vrijenhoek

3. Microbial habitats associated with deep-sea hydrothermal vent invertebrates: insights from microanalysis and geochemical modeling
Nadine Le Bris and Françoise Gaill

4. Microbial chemofossils in specific marine hydrothermal and methane cold seep settings
Martin Blumenberg

5. Chemosymbiotic bivalves
John D Taylor and Emily A Glover

6. The diversity of deep-sea mussels and their bacterial symbioses
Sébastien Duperron

7. Gastropods from Recent hot vents and cold seeps: systematics, diversity and life strategies
Takenori Sasaki, Anders Warén,Yasunori Kano,Takashi Okutani and Katsunori Fujikura

8. The fossil record of vent and seep mollusks
Steffen Kiel

9. Brachiopods from ancient hydrocarbon seeps and hydrothermal vents
Michael R Sandy

10. Unusual habitats and organisms associated with the cold seeps of the Gulf of Mexico
Erik E Cordes, Stèphane Hourdez and Harry H Roberts

11. Biological communities at marine shallow-water vent and seep sites
Paul R Dando

12. Japan: Vents and Seeps in Clo

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