Cyanobacteria in Symbiosis

  • Amar N. Rai
  • Birgitta Bergman
  • Ulla Rasmussen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. E. J. Carpenter, R. A. Foster
    Pages 11-17
  3. M. Kluge, D. Mollenhauer, E. Wolf, A. Schüßler
    Pages 19-30
  4. Jouko Rikkinen
    Pages 31-72
  5. K. Palmqvist
    Pages 73-96
  6. A. N. Rai
    Pages 97-115
  7. Bjørn Solheim, Matthias Zielke
    Pages 137-152
  8. Sigal Lechno-Yossef, Sandra A. Nierzwicki-Bauer
    Pages 153-178
  9. Charles van Hove, André Lejeune
    Pages 179-193
  10. José-Luis Costa, Peter Lindblad
    Pages 195-205
  11. Birgitta Bergman
    Pages 207-232
  12. Bruce A. Osborne, Janet I. Sprent
    Pages 233-251
  13. M. V. Gusev, O. I. Baulina, O. A. Gorelova, E. S. Lobakova, T. G. Korzhenevskaya
    Pages 253-312
  14. Ulla Rasmussen, Malin Nilsson
    Pages 313-328
  15. J. A. Raven
    Pages 329-346
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 347-355

About this book


Cyanobacterial symbioses are no longer regarded as mere oddities but as important components of the biosphere, occurring both in terrestrial and aquatic habitats worldwide. It is becoming apparent that they can enter into symbiosis with a wider variety of organisms than hitherto known, and there are many more still to be discovered, particularly in marine environments. The chapters cover cyanobacterial symbioses with plants (algae, bryophytes, Azolla, cycads, Gunnera), cyanobacterial symbioses in marine environments, lichens, Nostoc-Geosiphon (a fungus closely related to arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi) symbiosis, and artificial associations of cyanobacteria with economically important plants. In addition, cyanobiont diversity, sensing-signalling, and evolutionary aspects of the symbiosis are dealt with. Renowned experts actively involved in research on cyanobacterial symbioses deal with ecological, physiological, biochemical, molecular, and applied aspects of all known cyanobacterial symbioses.
This volume on cyanobacteria in symbiosis complements the two earlier volumes on cyanobacteria published by Kluwer (Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria, edited by D.A. Bryant and Ecology of Cyanobacteria, edited by B.A. Whitton and M. Potts). Together, the three volumes provide the most comprehensive treatment of cyanobacterial literature as a whole. The book will serve as a valuable reference work and text for teaching and research in the field of plant-microbe interactions and nitrogen fixation.


Symbiose algae evolution metabolism nitrogen

Editors and affiliations

  • Amar N. Rai
    • 1
  • Birgitta Bergman
    • 2
  • Ulla Rasmussen
    • 2
  1. 1.North-Eastern Hill UniversityShillongIndia
  2. 2.Stockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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