Microbial Diversity in Time and Space

  • R. R. Colwell
  • Usio Simidu
  • Kouichi Ohwada

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Rita R. Colwell
    Pages 1-11
  3. Erko Stackebrandt
    Pages 19-24
  4. Masakazu Hatanaka
    Pages 25-31
  5. Amy Y. Rossman
    Pages 33-39
  6. Junta Sugiyama, Takahiko Nagahama, Hiromi Nishida
    Pages 41-51
  7. Hiroshi Oyaizu, Shigeto Ohtsuka
    Pages 53-63
  8. Ikuo Yamaoka
    Pages 65-70
  9. H. Nakajima, Z. Kawabata
    Pages 85-91
  10. Hajime Ishikawa
    Pages 93-100
  11. Kensuke Furukawa, Nobutada Kimura, Jun Hirose
    Pages 101-107
  12. M. Cristina P. Neves, Heitor L. C. Coutinho, Norma G. Rumjanek
    Pages 109-114
  13. John H. Paul, Christina A. Kellogg, Sunny C. Jiang
    Pages 115-124
  14. E. F. De Long
    Pages 125-133
  15. Masao Nasu
    Pages 135-139
  16. Tohru Ueda, Kazuyuki Inubushi
    Pages 149-155

About this book

Introduction

The symposium, "Microbial Diversity in Time and Space," was held in the Sanjo Conference Hall, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, October 24-26, 1994. The symposium was organized under the auspices of the Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology and co-sponsored by the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), International Committee on Microbial Ecology (ICOME), and the Japanese Society of Ecology. The aim of the symposium was to stress the importance of the global role of microorganisms in developing and maintaining biodiversity. Twenty-four speakers from seven countries presented papers in the symposium and in the workshop, "Microbial Diversity and Cycling of Bioelements," that followed the symposium. Papers presented at the symposium are published in this proceedings. Discussions of the workshop, which were energetic and enthusiastic, are also summarized in this proceedings. The symposium provided an opportunity to address the role of microorganisms in global cycles and as the basic support ofbiodiversity on the planet. Previously unrecognized as both contributing to and sustaining biodiversity, microorganisms are now considered to be primary elements of, and a driving force in, biodiversity. Financial support was provided for the symposium by the CIBA GEIGY Foundation for the Promotion of Science, Naito Foundation, and the Uchida Foundation of the Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo. Support from these foundations is gratefully acknowledged. CONTENTS Microbial Biodiversity-Global Aspects ................................. 1 Rita R. Colwell 2. Importance of Community Relationships in Biodiversity ...................

Keywords

DNA cyclin ecosystem environment microorganism nitrogen virus

Editors and affiliations

  • R. R. Colwell
    • 1
  • Usio Simidu
    • 2
  • Kouichi Ohwada
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MarylandCollege Park
  2. 2.Tokyo University of AgricultureTokyoJapan
  3. 3.University of TokyoTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b102421
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-45194-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-585-34046-3
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