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Microbial mats : modern and ancient microorganisms in stratified systems

Author: J Seckbach; Aharon Oren
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Cellular origin and life in extreme habitats and astrobiology, v. 14.
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Provides information about microbial mats, from early fossils to modern mats located in marine and terrestrial environments. This study of modern microbial mats may provide information on the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Seckbach; Aharon Oren
ISBN: 9789048137985 9048137985 9789048137992 9048137993
OCLC Number: 462920712
Description: xxvi, 606 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: What are microbial mats? / G. Gerdes --
Paper from outer space --
on "meteorpapier" and microbial mats / A. Oren --
Microbial mats on the early earth : the Archean rock record / M.M. Walsh --
Gunflint chert microbiota revisited --
neither stromatolites, nor cyanobacteria / W.E. Krumbein --
Paleoenvironmental context of microbial mat-related structures in siliciclastic rocks / P.G. Eriksson et al. --
Microbially related structures in siliciclastic sediment resembling Ediacaran fossils : examples from India, ancient and modern / S. Banerjee et al. --
Osmotrophic biofilms : from modern to ancient / M.D. Brasier et al. --
Microbial mats as a source of biosignatures / E. Chacón --
Molecular investigations and experimental manipulations of microbial mats : a view to paleomicrobial ecosystems / S.J. Green and L.L. Jahnke --
Architecture of archaeal-dominated microbial mats from cold seeps in the Black Sea (Dnjepr Canyon, lower Crimean shelf) / J. Reitner --
Biodynamics of modern marine stromatolites / D.M. Paterson et al. --
Entophysalis mats as environmental regulators / S. Gotubic and R.M.M. Abed --
Diversity and role of cyanobacteria and aerobic heterotrophic microorganisms in carbon cycling in arid cyanobacterial mats / R.M.M. Abed et al. --
Ooid accreting diatom communities from the modern marine stromatolites at Highborne Cay, Bahamas / J. Franks et al. --
Exopolymers (extracellular polymeric substances) in diatom-dominated marine sediment biofilms / G.J.C. Underwood --
Microbial mats from wind flats of the southern Baltic Sea / K. Heyl et al. --
Diazotrophic microbial mats / I. Severin and L.J. Stal --
Architectures of biocomplexity : lichen-dominated soil crusts and mats / M. Grube et al. --
Iron and bacterial biofilm development / O. Avidan et al --
Mats of filamentous and unicellular cyanobacteria in hypersaline environments / A. Oren --
Marine hypersaline Microcoleus-dominated cyanobacterial mats in the saltern at Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico : a system-level perspective / D.J. Des Marais --
Environmental dynamics, community structure and function in a hypersaline microbial mat / H.W. Paerl and A.C. Yannarell --
Biogeochemistry of carbon cycling in hypersaline mats : linking the present to the past through biosignatures / P.T. Visscher et al. --
Phototrophic biofilms from Río Tinto, an extreme acidic environment, the prokaryotic component / A. Aguilera et al. --
Fluvial bedform generation by biofilm activity in the Berrocal segment of Río Tinto : acidic biofilms and sedimentation / D.C. Fernández-Remolar et al. --
Cyanobacterial mats of the meltwater ponds on the McMurdo ice shelf (Antarctica) / A.D. Jungblut and B.A. Neilan --
Diversity and ecology of cyanobacterial microflora of Antarctic seepage habitats : comparison of King George Island, Shetland Islands, and James Ross Island, NW Weddell Sea, Antarctica / O. Komárek and J. Komárek --
Microbial mats in Antarctica as models for the search of life on the Jovian moon Europa / S. Dudeja et al. --
Past, present, and future : microbial mats as models for astrobiological research / J.S. Foster and J.M. Mobberley.
Series Title: Cellular origin and life in extreme habitats and astrobiology, v. 14.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph Seckbach and Aharon Oren.
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