© 2010

Introduction to Marine Genomics

  • J. Mark Cock
  • Kristin Tessmar-Raible
  • Catherine Boyen
  • Frédérique Viard

Part of the Advances in Marine Genomics book series (AMGE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. G. R. Carvalho, S. Creer, Michael J. Allen, F. O. Costa, C. S. Tsigenopoulos, M. Le Goff-Vitry et al.
    Pages 1-32
  3. Anke Meyerdierks, Frank Oliver Glöckner
    Pages 33-71
  4. Melody S. Clark, Arnaud Tanguy, Didier Jollivet, François Bonhomme, Bruno Guinand, Frédérique Viard
    Pages 73-118
  5. Ferdinand Marlétaz, Yannick Le Parco
    Pages 119-141
  6. Florian Raible, Patrick R. H. Steinmetz
    Pages 143-178
  7. Susana M. Coelho, Svenja Heesch, Nigel Grimsley, Hervé Moreau, J. Mark Cock
    Pages 179-211
  8. M. Leonor Cancela, Luca Bargelloni, Pierre Boudry, Viviane Boulo, Jorge Dias, Arnaud Huvet et al.
    Pages 213-286
  9. Joel Querellou, Jean-Paul Cadoret, Michael J. Allen, Jonas Collén
    Pages 287-313
  10. Virginie Mittard-Runte, Thomas Bekel, Jochen Blom, Michael Dondrup, Kolja Henckel, Sebastian Jaenicke et al.
    Pages 315-378
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 379-399

About this book


Marine biology has always played an important role in biological research, being at the origin of many key advances. To a certain extent, the influence of marine biology on the biological sciences was overshadowed over a period of several years by the remarkable advances that were made using powerful model organisms from terrestrial environments. This situation is now changing again, however, due primarily to spectacular developments in genomic methodologies that have significantly accelerated research in a broad spectrum of marine biology disciplines ranging from biodiversity to developmental biology to biotechnology. The data generated by marine genomics projects have had an impact on questions as diverse as understanding planetary geochemical cycles, the impact of climate change on marine fauna and flora, the functioning of marine ecosystems, the discovery of new organisms and novel biomolecules, and investigation of the evolution of animal developmental complexity.

This book represents the first attempt to document how genomic technologies are revolutionising these diverse domains of marine biology. Each chapter of this book looks at how these technologies are being employed in a specific domain of marine research and provides a summary of the major results obtained to date. The book as a whole provides an overview of marine genomics as a discipline and represents an ideal starting point for exploring this rapidly developing domain.


algae aquaculture biodiversity evolution metagenomes phylogeny population structure

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Mark Cock
    • 1
  • Kristin Tessmar-Raible
    • 2
  • Catherine Boyen
    • 3
  • Frédérique Viard
    • 4
  1. 1.CNRS UMR 7139, Labo. Végétaux Marins et BiomoléculesUniversité Paris VIRoscoff CXFrance
  2. 2.Max F. Perutz Laboratories GmbHWienAustria
  3. 3.CNRS UMR 7139, Labo. Végétaux Marins et BiomoléculesUniversité Paris VIRoscoff CXFrance
  4. 4.Equipe Diversité et Connectivité dans le, Paysage Marin Côtier (DIV&CO)Université Paris VIRoscoff CXFrance

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