Symbiosis: Evolution, Biology and Ecological Effects


Alejandro F. Camisão (Editor)
Celio C. Pedroso (Editor)

Series: Animal Science, Issues and Research
BISAC: SCI086000

Symbiosis refers to the biological interaction between two organisms or species, living in close association. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the evolution, biology and ecological effects of symbiosis. Topics discussed include the evolution of arbuscular mycorrhiza; legume properties and symbiosis; sea anemones and hermit crab symbiosis in temperate seas; the agronomic and ecological importance between legumes and rhizobia; the behavioral, physiological and ecological effects of organisms in symbiotic associations; and a neuronal model with symbiotic interactions. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )




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Evolution, Biology and Ecological Effects of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza
(José-Miguel Barea, Concepción Azcón-Aguilar, Departamento de Microbiología del Suelo y Sistemas Simbióticos, Estación Experimental del Zaidín, CSIC, Granada, Spain)

Recent Developments in the Internal Regulation of Symbiotic Nodule Number by Legume Plants
(Karel Novák, Institute of Animal Science, Dept. of Molecular Genetics, Czech Republic)

Legumes: Properties and Symbiosis
(Corina Carranca, Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária, Quinta do Marquês, Nova Oeiras, Oeiras, Portugal, and others)

Symbiosis of Sea Anemones and Hermit Crabs in Temperate Seas
(Chryssanthi Antoniadou, Anna-Maria Vafeiadou, Chariton Chintiroglou,
School of Biology, Department of Zoology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece)

Membrane Components are Determinants in the Response of Legume-Rhizobia Symbiosis at the Environmental Stresses
(Natalia S. Paulucci, Daniela B. Medeot, Yanina B. Reguera, Marta S. Dardanelli, Mirta B. García de Lema, Departamento de Biología Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físico-Químicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina)

Behavioral, Physiological and Ecological Effects of Organisms in Symbiotic Associations
(W. Randy Brooks, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA)

New Insights in the Actinorhizal Symbiosis
(Didier Bogusz, Claudine Franche, Equipe Rhizogenèse, UMR DIADE, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier Cedex, France)

The Role of Legumes for Sustainability: Research Needs for Future Prospects
(Corina Carranca, Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária Quinta do Marquês, Nova Oeiras, Oeiras, Portugal, and others)

Models of Symbiotic Associations in Food Chains
(Elena Caccherano, Samrat Chatterjee, Lucia Costa Giani, Luigi Il Grande, Tiziana Romano, Giuseppe Visconti, Ezio Venturino, Dipartimento di Matematica “Giuseppe Peano”, Universita di Torino, Italy, and others)

The Bistable Brain: A Neuronal Model with Symbiotic Interactions
(Ricardo Lopez-Ruiz, Daniele Fournier-Prunaret, Department of Computer Science and BIFI, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, and others)
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