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Life at Vents and Seeps

Series: Life in Extreme Environments Volume: 5

By: Jens Kallmeyer(Editor)

338 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations

De Gruyter

Hardback | Oct 2017 | #237607 | ISBN-13: 9783110494754
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Language: English

Vents and seeps are the epitome of life in extreme environments, but there is much more to these systems than just black smokers or hydrocarbon seeps. Many other ecosystems are characterized by moving fluids and Life at Vents and Seeps provides an overview of the different habitats, their specific conditions as well as the technical challenges that have to be met when studying them. Life at Vents and Seeps provides the current state of the art and will be a valuable resource for everybody that has an interest in such environments.


Frontmatter   i-iv
Preface   v-vi
Contents   vii-xii
Contributing authors   xiii-xvi

1. Methane seeps in a changing climate - Krause, Stefan / Niemann, Helge / Treude, Tina   1-32
2. Hydrocarbon seep ecosystems - Joye, Samantha B. / Kleindienst, Sara   33-52
3. Mud volcanoes as dynamic sedimentary phenomena that host marine ecosystems - Menapace, Walter / Kopf, Achim / Zabel, Matthias / Beer, Dirk de   53-84
4. The shallow submarine hot vent system off Milos (Greece) – a natural laboratory for the study of hydrothermal geomicrobiology   85-106
5. Life in serpentinite hosted alkaline springs - Schrenk, Matthew O.   107-138
6. Ecosystems of cold seeps in the South China Sea - Niu, Mingyang / Liang, Qianyong / Feng, Dong / Wang, Fengping   139-160
7. Life at the hydrothermal vent field of the Southwest Indian Ridge - Ding, Jian / Zhang, Yu   161-178
8. Microbial nitrogen cycling processes at submarine hydrothermal vents - Wankel, Scott D. / Bourbonnais, Annie / Charoenpong, Chawalit   179-222
9. Assessing metabolic activity at methane seeps: a testing ground for slow growing environmental systems - Marlow, Jeffrey / Hatzenpichler, Roland   223-260
10. Multiplication is vexation: a genomic perspective on cell division and DNA replication in the large sulfur bacteria - MacGregor, Barbara J. / Flood, Beverly / Bailey, Jake / Kanke, Matthew   261-306
11. Life in multiextreme environments: cross-stress response in Thermococcales - Zhao, Weishu / Xiang, Xiao   307-330

Index   331-338

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