Biosilica in Evolution, Morphogenesis, and Nanobiotechnology: Case Study Lake Baikal (Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology) by W.E.G. Müller
English | Apr 7, 2009 | ISBN: 354088551X | 421 Pages | PDF | 19 MB
Lake Baikal is the oldest, deepest and most voluminous lake on Earth, comprising one fifth of the World’s unfrozen fresh water. It hosts the highest number of endemic animals recorded in any freshwater lake. Until recently it remained enigmatic why such a high diversity evolved in the isolated Lake Baikal. Focusing on the sponges (phylum Porifera) as an example, some answers are provided to fundamental questions on evolutionary forces.