Microbial symbioses / Sébastien Duperron
- Duperron, Sébastien
- London, UK : ISTE Press ; Kidlington, Oxford, UK : Elsevier, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Front Cover ; Microbial Symbioses; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Concept of Symbiosis, from Past to Present; 1.1. A brief history; 1.2. Defining symbiosis; 1.3. Studying symbiosis: questions and tools from past to present; 2 Symbiosis and Nutrition; 2.1. Becoming autotrophic; 2.2. Assimilating nitrogen and other elements; 2.3. Digesting food; 2.4. Recycling waste; 3 Symbiosis and Other Functions; 3.1. Seeing, being seen, hiding: bioluminescence; 3.2. Movement: phoresy; 3.3. Reproduction; 3.4. Protection and defense; 4 Outline of How Symbioses Work, 4.1. Symbiosis acquisition4.2. Dialogue between host and symbionts: who is in charge?; 4.3. The end of the symbiosis: trapped, digested or discharged?; 5 Symbiosis and Evolution; 5.1. Becoming a host or a symbiont; 5.2. Maintaining a symbiosis; 5.3. Coevolution, co-speciation and asymmetry in the symbiotic relationship; 5.4. Morpho-anatomical consequences for hosts; 5.5. Genetic and genomic consequences for symbionts; 5.6. Integration between partners and the concept of organelle; 5.7. The origins of the eukaryotic cell, and 5.8. Symbiosis imposes a new perspective on the tree of life and on evolution5.9. Are the concepts of holobiont and hologenome ultimately useful? The story continues…; 6 Symbiosis and the Biosphere; 6.1. Symbiosis and the current biosphere; 6.2. Symbiosis and history of the biosphere; 7 Good Uses for Symbiosis; 7.1. Some avenues in fundamental research ; 7.2. Some avenues for applied research; 7.3. Some avenues in ecology; Conclusion and Perspectives; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover
- 9780081021187 (electronic bk.)
0081021186 (electronic bk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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