Symbioses and Stress: Joint Ventures in Biology (Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology)

Symbioses and Stress: Joint Ventures in Biology (Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology)

Language: English

Pages: 630

ISBN: 9400733453

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Symbioses and Stress examines how organisms in tight symbiotic associations cope with abiotic and biotic stress. Presenting new findings on symbioses by experts and leading scholars in the field, this volume complements courses and lectures in biology and genetics.

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poor homology with the Aequorea vi­ctoria GFP (17.8% of identical residues; Wiedenmann et al., 2004). Their functions are not fully understood, but have been described as photoprotective in high-light conditions by scattering the light reaching the coral (Salih et al., 2000), or conversely, by enhancing photosynthesis in low-light conditions (Schlichter and Fricke, 1990; see section 3.3). In addition, it has been shown that GFPs might display antioxidant activity. Indeed, it has recently been

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