Müller, Werner E. G.

Biosilica in Evolution, Morphogenesis, and Nanobiotechnology

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Table of contents

I. Geology – Paleontology – Paleoclimate

1. Overview of Geology and Tectonic Evolution of the Baikal-Tuva Area
Dmitry Gladkochub, Tatiana Donskaya

2. Tectonics of the Baikal Rift Deduced from Volcanism and Sedimentation: A Review Oriented to the Baikal and Hovsgol Lake Systems
Alexei V. Ivanov, Elena I. Demonterova

3. Paleoclimate and Evolution: Emergence of Sponges During the Neoproterozoic
Werner E. G. Müller, Xiaohong Wang, Heinz C. Schröder

II. Organisms: Sponges

4. Studies on the Taxonomy and Distribution of Freshwater Sponges in Lake Baikal
Yoshiki Masuda

5. Towards a Molecular Systematics of the Lake Baikal/Lake Tuva Sponges
Matthias Wiens, Petra Wrede, Vladislav A. Grebenjuk, Oxana V. Kaluzhnaya, Sergey I. Belikov, Heinz C. Schröder, Werner E. G. Müller

6. Symbiotic Interaction Between Dinoflagellates and the Demosponge Lubomirskia baicalensis: Aquaporin-Mediated Glycerol Transport
Werner E. G. Müller, Sergey I. Belikov, Oxana V. Kaluzhnaya, L. Chernogor, Anatoli Krasko, Heinz C. Schröder

III. Evolution

7. Silicon in Life: Whither Biological Silicification?
Christopher Exley

8. Fossil Sponge Fauna in Lake Baikal Region
Elena Veynberg

9. Identification and Isolation of a Retrotransposon from the Freshwater Sponge Lubomirskia baicalensis: Implication in Rapid Evolution of Endemic Sponges
Matthias Wiens, Vladislav A. Grebenjuk, Heinz C. Schröder, Isabel M. Müller, Werner E. G. Müller

IV. Role of Biosilica in Morphogenesis

10. Modelling the Skeletal Architecture in a Sponge with Radiate Accretive Growth
Jaap A. Kaandorp

V. Biosilica Formation

11. Silicatein: Nanobiotechnological and Biomedical Applications
Heinz C. Schröder, Ute Schloßmacher, Alexandra Boreiko, Filipe Natalio, Malgorzata Baranowska, David Brandt, Xiaohong Wang, Wolfgang Tremel, Matthias Wiens, Werner E. G. Müller

VI. Role of Biosilica in Materials Science

12. Role of Biosilica in Materials Science: Lessons from Siliceous Biological Systems for Structural Composites
George Mayer

13. An Overview of Silica in Biology: Its Chemistry and Recent Technological Advances
Carole C. Perry

14. Optical and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Sea Glass Sponge Spicules
Yu. N. Kulchin, A. V. Bezverbny, O. A. Bukin, S. S. Voznesensky, A. N. Galkina, A. L. Drozdov, I. G. Nagorny

15. Nanobiotechnology: Soft Lithography
Elisa Mele, Dario Pisignano

16. The Application of Silicon and Silicates in Dentistry: A Review
A.-K. Lührs, Werner Geurtsen

VII. Role of Biosilica in Nanobiotechnology

17. Sustainable Exploitation and Conservation of the Endemic Lake Baikal Sponge (Lubomirskia baicalensis) for Application in Nanobiotechnology
Werner E. G. Müller, Heinz C. Schröder, Sergey I. Belikov

Keywords: Life Sciences, Freshwater & Marine Ecology, Microbial Ecology, Biotechnology, Biomaterials, Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology, Nanotechnology

Publication year
Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology
Page amount
443 pages
Natural Sciences

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