Chitin

Formation and Diagenesis

  • Neal S. Gupta

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Riccardo A. A. Muzzarelli
    Pages 1-34
  3. H. Fabritius, C. Sachs, D. Raabe, S. Nikolov, M. Friák, J. Neugebauer
    Pages 35-60
  4. Jennifer A. Tripp, Thomas F. G. Higham
    Pages 61-79
  5. Darren R. Gröcke, Maarten van Hardenbroek, Peter E. Sauer, Scott A. Elias
    Pages 105-116
  6. Neal S. Gupta, George D. Cody
    Pages 117-132
  7. Neal S. Gupta, Roger E. Summons
    Pages 133-151
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-173

About this book

Introduction

There are several books on properties of chitin and associated biomolecules and their biochemical significance. However, the present volume deals with a wide variety of biogeochemical and organic geochemical aspects of this vital macromolecule written by leading authors and experts in the field. Each chapter is carefully peer reviewed and is an updated account of recent research in isotopic, nanostructural, biochemical, microstructural, geochemical, paleontological and experimental aspects of chitin formation, distribution and preservation in the environment and earth history.

Keywords

Arthropod Biogeochemistry Geochemistry Macromolecule Paleontology

Editors and affiliations

  • Neal S. Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1., Transit Campus MGSIPAPIndian Institute of Science Education anMohaliIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9684-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9683-8
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9684-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0275-0120
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