The mechanistic benefits of microbial symbionts /

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Imprint:Switzerland : Springer, 2016.
Description:1 online resource (xii, 315 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series:Advances in environmental microbiology, 2366-3324 ; volume 2
Advances in environmental microbiology ; volume 2.
Microbiology (non-medical)
Animal physiology.
Plant physiology.
Ecological science, the Biosphere.
NATURE -- Ecology.
NATURE -- Ecosystems & Habitats -- Wilderness.
SCIENCE -- Environmental Science.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Ecology.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Hurst, Christon J. (Christon James), 1954- editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 8, 2016).
Summary:This volume summarizes recent advances in our understanding of the mechanisms that produce successful symbiotic partnerships involving microorganisms. It begins with a basic introduction to the nature of and mechanistic benefits derived from symbiotic associations. Taking that background knowledge as the starting point, the next sections include chapters that examine representative examples of coevolutionary associations that have developed between species of microbes, as well as associations between microbes and plants. The authors conclude with a section covering a broad range of associations between microbes and invertebrate animals, in which they discuss the spectrum of hosts, with examples ranging from bryozoans and corals to nematodes, arthropods, and cephalopods. Join the authors on this journey of understanding!
Other form:Print version: 9783319280660 331928066X