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Stress Biology of Cyanobacteria

Molecular Mechanisms to Cellular Responses, 1st Edition

Edited by Ashish Kumar Srivastava, Amar Nath Rai, Brett A Neilan

CRC Press

394 pages

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A significant component of many different ecosystems, cyanobacteria occupy almost every niche of the earth, including fresh and salt waters, rice fields, hot springs, arid deserts, and polar regions. Cyanobacteria, along with algae, produce nearly half the global oxygen, making assessment of their ecophysiologies important for understanding climate

Table of Contents

Bioenergetics and Molecular Mechanisms of Stress Tolerance: Oxygenic Photosynthesis in Cyanobacteria. Water Oxidation and Water-Oxidizing Complex in Cyanobacteria. Origin, Evolution, and Interaction among Bioenergetic Processes of Cyanobacteria under Normal and Stressful Environments. Understanding the Mechanisms of Abiotic Stress Management in Cyanobacteria with Special Reference to Proteomics. Molecular Chaperones and Stress Tolerance in Cyanobacteria. Heat Stress Management in Synechocystis PCC 6803: The Interplay between Membranes and Stress Protein Molecular Chaperones. Sensing and Molecular Responses to Low Temperature in Cyanobacteria. Salt Toxicity and Survival Strategies of Cyanobacteria. Cyanobacterial Salt Stress Acclimation: Genetic Manipulation and Regulation. Regulatory Mechanisms of Cyanobacteria in Response to Osmotic Stress. Molecular Mechanisms of UV-B Stress Tolerance in Cyanobacteria. Zinc Homeostasis in Cyanobacteria. Cellular Responses and Ecophysiology: Cyanobacteria in Symbiosis: Cellular Responses. A Global Understanding of Light Stress in Cyanobacteria: Environmental and Bioproducts Perspectives. Environmental Factors Regulating Nitrogen Fixation in Heterocystous and Non-Heterocystous Cyanobacteria. Adaptation of Cyanobacteria to Anthropogenic and Natural Stress: The Role Played by Spontaneous Mutation. Benthic Microcystin and Climatic Change. Hepatotoxic Microcystins of Cyanobacteria: Biosynthesis and Degradation in Response to Abiotic Stress. Structural, Physiological, and Ecological Adaptations in Cyanobacterial Mats under Stressful Environment.

About the Editors

Dr. Ashish Kumar Srivastava completed his MSc in botany and Ph.D. in molecular biology of cyanobacteria from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. His area of research is molecular assessment of diversity and stress responses of cyanobacteria inhabiting different ecosystems. He has served in Mizoram University and Banaras Hindu University as an assistant professor. He is the recipient of the Endeavour Research Award 2009 from the Australian Government. He also received the Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, and the BPS Project Award of British Psychological Society. He is a life member of the National Academy of Sciences, India. He joined the prestigious Indian Administrative Services in 2011 and is currently posted in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India.

Professor Amar Nath Rai completed his MSc from B.H.U. (gold medalist) and Ph.D. from the University of Dundee, UK. After having served Mizoram University as the vice-chancellor, he joined North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Varanasi, India, as vice-chancellor in 2010. He is an internationally recognized scientist in the field of nitrogen fixation and plant-microbe interactions. He has written books published by renowned publishers like CRC Press (United States) and Kluwer Academic Publisher (the Netherlands) and has published his research in journals with high-impact factor. Professor Rai is the recipient of the Amity Academic Excellence Award and Young Scientist Award. He is also a member of the Central Advisory Board on Education and Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet, Government of India.

Brett A. Neilan is a molecular biologist and an expert in the study of toxic cyanobacteria that affect water quality globally. He obtained his Ph.D. in microbial and molecular biology from the University of new South Wales (UNSW). He is currently professor of microbial chemistry, Australian

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology