Biosilica in Evolution, Morphogenesis, and Nanobiotechnology : Case Study Lake Baikal, Hardback Book

Biosilica in Evolution, Morphogenesis, and Nanobiotechnology : Case Study Lake Baikal Hardback

Part of the Marine Molecular Biotechnology series

Description

Lake Baikal is the oldest, deepest and most voluminous lake on Earth, comprising one fifth of the World's unfrozen fresh water.

It hosts the highest number of endemic animals recorded in any freshwater lake.

Until recently it remained enigmatic why such a high diversity evolved in the isolated Lake Baikal.

Focusing on the sponges (phylum Porifera) as an example, some answers are provided to fundamental questions on evolutionary forces.

The characteristic feature of these animals is that they form their polymeric silicic acid skeleton enzymatically.

This process is explored using modern molecular biological and cellular biological techniques to outline strategies to fabricate novel materials applicable in biomedicine and nanooptics.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 421 pages, 15 Tables, black and white; XXII, 421 p.
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ecological science, the Biosphere
  • ISBN: 9783540885511

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