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Biosphere Origin and Evolution - Nikolay Dobretsov

Biosphere Origin and Evolution

By: Nikolay Dobretsov (Editor), Nikolay Kolchanov (Editor), Alexey Rozanov (Editor), Georgy Zavarzin (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2007
ISBN: 9780387686554
Number Of Pages: 427

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This monograph contains articles based on the oral presentations given at the International Workshop on the Bioshphere Origin and Evolution (BOE 2005) held in Novosibirsk, Russia, June 26-29, 2005. The organizers of the event was the Scientific Programme of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences The Biosphere Origin and Evolution, which involves 50 institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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"The contents of this dense volume are mainly derived from a Russian Academy of Sciences research program of the same name, culminating in a conference held in Novosibirsk in 2005. ... Dobretsov ... and colleagues have compiled papers by microbiologists, chemists, geologists, paleobiologists, geneticists, and archaeologists. The book introduces novel theoretical frameworks and new data in many areas ... . Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and researchers/faculty." (W. L. Cressler, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (10), June, 2008)

Problems of Biosphere Evolution and Origin of Life
On Important Stages of Geosphere and Biosphere Evolutionp. 3
Microbial Biospherep. 25
Prebiological Stages of Evolution and RNA World on the Earth and in the Space
Astrocatalysis Hypothesis for Origin of Life Problemp. 45
Comets, Carbonaceous Meteorites, and the Origin of the Biospherep. 55
Hierarchical Scale-Free Representation of Biological Realm-Its Origin and Evolutionp. 69
The Prebiotic Phase of the Origin of Life as Seen by a Physical Chemistp. 89
Prebiotic Carbohydrates and Their Derivatesp. 103
Theoretical and Computer Modeling of Evolution of Autocatalytic Systems in a Flow Reactorp. 119
RNA World: First Steps Towards Functional Moleculesp. 131
Trans Hammerhead Ribozyme: Ligation vs. Cleavagep. 143
Paradoxical Bistate Status of a Prebiotic Microsystem: Universal Predecessor of Lifep. 157
Archaen-Proterozoic Ecosystems: Their Interaction and Contemporary Analogous
The Ancient Anoxic Biosphere Was Not As We Know Itp. 169
Evolutionary Aspects of Geochemical Activity of Microbial Mats in Lakes and Hydrotherms of Baikal Rift Zonep. 189
On the concept for the Organization of the Modern Biosphere in the Terrestrial Subsurfacep. 203
Biomineralization and Evolution. Coevolution of Mineral and Biological Worldsp. 211
Visualization of the Silicon Biomineralization In Cyanobacteria, Sponges and Diatomsp. 219
Transformational Changes in Argillaceous Minerals due to Cyanobacteriap. 231
Coevolution of Geological and Biological Events in Phanerozoe
Ecological Revolution Through Ordovician Biosphere (495 to 435 Ma ages): Start of the Coherent Life Evolutionp. 245
Ecosystems and Molecular Genetic Factors of Organism Evolution
Evolution by Gene Duplications: from the Origin of the Genetic Code to the Human Genomep. 257
Evolution of the Translation Termination System in Eukaryotesp. 277
The Hedgehog Signaling Cascade System: Evolution and Functional Dynamicsp. 289
Approaches to the Resolution of Contradictions Between Phylogenetic Systems Based on Paleontological and Molecular Datap. 303
Chromosomes and Speciationp. 315
Biotic Turnover in Superorganism Systems: Several Principles of Establishment and Sustenance (Theoretical Analysis, Debatable Issues)p. 327
Chromosomes and Continentsp. 349
Biosphere and Human Being
Genetic Landscape of the Central Asia and Volga-Ural Regionp. 373
Problems of Reconstruction of Paleoenvironment and Conditions of the Habitability of the Ancient Man by the Example of Northwestern Altaip. 383
The Settling of the Ancient Man by the Example of North-Western Altaip. 395
Evolutionary History of Wheats - the Main Cereal of Mankindp. 407
Subject Indexp. 421
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ISBN: 9780387686554
ISBN-10: 038768655X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 427
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 16.1  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.76

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