Session outline
Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary(M)
Session Sub Category Intersection(IS)
Session ID M-IS27
Title Evolutionary Dynamics of Life Systems Founded on Solar Energy
Short title Evolution of the Solar Life
Convener Name Yuichiro Kashiyama
Affiliation Japan Science and Technology Agency
Co-convener 1. Name Akiko Yokoyama
Affiliation Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Co-convener 2. Name Hideaki Miyashita
Affiliation Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
International Symposium No request
Language Japanese
Scope Contemporary life on Earth has foundations in the dynamic evolution of phototrophic processes that convert solar radiation into biochemical energy. The mechanisms of the phototrophy, established back in the Archean, has drifted between various lineages and thereby diversified the whole spectrum of life on Earth. The solar life, which consists of networks extended from microbial photosynthetic systems, have driven the evolution of biogeochemical cycles and established the modern surface systems of our planet. A traditional distinction of autophototrophic and heterotrophic organisms has been challenged by a new scope that majority of aquatic microbes are physiologically associated with and directly depend in certain relationships on their sustaining metabolisms. Thus, the oral session of this year focuses on "microbial interactions associated with phototrophy", to which we invite talks on microbe-microbe metabolic interactions such as (photosynthetic) symbioses, formation of consortia, kleptochloroplastism, and taxa-selective feeding. Topics of interest for the poster session are not limited to the theme above but include any contributions on understanding of evolutionary dynamics in uses of the solar energy among lives.
Type of presentation Oral and Poster presentation
Invited papers HAGINO-TOMIOKA,Kyoko (Okayama Univ.)