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Edited by Pamela Padilla

University of North Texas, United States of America

This book reviews how severe oxygen deprivation affects biological systems - from the molecular to the ecological level. The contributing authors come from diverse regions of the world, which proves the interest in the academic analysis of oxygen deprivation. The diversity in the experimental approach scientists take, in order to understand the influence oxygen deprivation has on living systems, is apparent throughout this book. One of the presented ideas deals with the exploration and examination of the physiological, cellular and genetic characteristics of killifish embryos and nematodes exposed to anoxia. Furthermore, the book includes material on the mechanisms regulating hypoxia and anoxia tolerance and their implications of on human health issues. Finally, new methodologies to examine oxygen deprivation and the impact of human-related activities on oxygen level, within important ecological systems such as Lake Victoria, are presented. There is no doubt that the oxygen molecule is central to every stratum of biological systems.

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AnoxiaEdited by Pamela Padilla

Published: January 5th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1551

ISBN: 978-953-307-664-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5185-2

Copyright year: 2012

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12572 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

43 Web of Science Citations

45 Dimensions Citations


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1. Anoxia Tolerance During Vertebrate Development - Insights from Studies on the Annual Killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus

By Jason E. Podrabsky, Claire L. Riggs and Jeffrey M. Duerr


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2. Anoxia-Induced Suspended Animation in Caenorhabditis elegans

By Pamela A. Padilla, Jo M. Goy and Vinita A. Hajeri


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3. Resistance of Multipotent Mesenchymal Stromal Cells to Anoxia In Vitro

By L.B. Buravkova, E.R. Andreeva, J.V. Rylova and A.I. Grigoriev


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4. The Protective Role of Hypoxic Preconditioning in CNS

By Li-Ying Wu, Ling-Ling Zhu and Ming Fan


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5. Increase in Anoxia in Lake Victoria and Its Effects on the Fishery

By Murithi Njiru, Chrisphine Nyamweya, John Gichuki, Rose Mugidde, Oliva Mkumbo and Frans Witte


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6. Connection Between Structural Changes and Electrical Parameters of Pea Root Tissue Under Anoxia

By Eszter Vozáry, Ildikó Jócsák, Magdolna Droppa and Károly Bóka


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