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Chitin : formation and diagenesis

Author: Neal S Gupta
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2011.
Series: Topics in geobiology, v. 34.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Chitin.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2011
(OCoLC)646113950
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neal S Gupta
ISBN: 9789048196845 9048196841
OCLC Number: 695386942
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 173 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Chitin Nanostructures in Living Organisms --
Chitin in the Exoskeletons of Arthropoda: From Ancient Design to Novel Materials Science --
Radiocarbon Dating of Chitin --
Carbon, Nitrogen and Oxygen Stable Isotope Ratios in Chitin --
Hydrogen Isotopes in Beetle Chitin --
Identification and Characterization of Chitin in Organisms --
Fate of Chitinous Organisms in the Geosphere --
Transformation of Chitinous Tissues in Elevated Presssure-Temperature Conditions: Additional Insights from Experiments on Plant Tissues.
Series Title: Topics in geobiology, v. 34.
Responsibility: Neal S. Gupta, editor.

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Written by leading authors and experts in the field, this volume deals with a wide variety of biogeochemical and organic geochemical aspects of chitin. It is the first volume on chitin formation,  Read more...

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