STROMATOLITES: Interaction of Microbes with Sediments

  • Vinod Tewari
  • Joseph Seckbach

Part of the Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. ARCHAEAN – PROTEROZOIC STROMATOLITES AND MICROBIOTA

  3. PHANEROZOIC STROMATOLITES

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Karl B. Föllmi, Michel Delamette, Pieter Jan Ouwehand
      Pages 159-186
    3. Giorgio Tunis, Nevio Pugliese, Bogdan Jurkovšek, Bojan Ogorelec, Katica Drobne, Rodolfo Riccamboni et al.
      Pages 251-272
    4. Atsushi Yamamoto, Kwang-Choon Lee, Yukio Isozaki
      Pages 273-287
  4. MODERN STROMATOLITES ( MARINE, LACUSTRINE, HOTSPRINGS )

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Elizabeth Chacón B., Esther Berrendero Gómez, Gustavo Montejano, Juan M. Malda Barrera, Marco A. Sanchez-Ramos
      Pages 313-341

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an overview and latest information about the formation of Stromatolites as a result of interaction of microbes with sediments. Eighty-three expert scientists from twenty-seven countries present the chapters in this volume which have been reviewed by thirty four referees. The volume deals with ancient to modern examples of stromatolites and microorganisms which are observed in various diverse environments, such as: marine, nonmarine, lacustrine and extreme geographical areas covering almost the whole earth. The reviews are original articles written by leading experienced experts, some chapters deal with latest instrumental techniques used for the study of microbes and Stromatolites. Other chapters have been contributed by young researchers who revealed updated data on Stromatolites. The astrobiological implications of early microbiota, sulfur isotopic ratios, microbialites in extreme conditions on earth has opened up new vistas in the search of extraterrestrial life.

These chapters on biosedimentological, geomicrobiological, biogeochemical and astrobiological studies are aimed at biologists, under- and graduate geological students, researchers and professional scientists who need latest developments in the field of sedimentology and applied aspects.

Keywords

Geomicrobiology Microbial Mat Microbial Sedimentation Microorganisms Stromatolites

Editors and affiliations

  • Vinod Tewari
    • 1
  • Joseph Seckbach
    • 2
  1. 1., Sedimentology GroupWadia Institute of Himalayan GeologyDehradun, UttarakhandIndia
  2. 2.University of JerusalemEfratIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0397-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-0396-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0397-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0400
  • About this book
Industry Sectors
Biotechnology
Consumer Packaged Goods
Pharma