Algae / Edition 1

Algae / Edition 1

by Linda E. Graham, Lee W. Wilcox
     
 

ISBN-10: 0136603335

ISBN-13: 9780136603337

Pub. Date: 06/30/1999

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

Current, comprehensive, and readily accessible to all readers regardless of their knowledge on the subject, this information-packed resource on freshwater, marine, and terrestrial algae forms focuses on what people really want to know about algae—why they are so diverse; how they are related; how to distinguish the major types; their roles in food

Overview

Current, comprehensive, and readily accessible to all readers regardless of their knowledge on the subject, this information-packed resource on freshwater, marine, and terrestrial algae forms focuses on what people really want to know about algae—why they are so diverse; how they are related; how to distinguish the major types; their roles in food webs, global biogeochemical cycling; the formation of harmful algae bloom; and how we utilize them. Provides a stimulating overview of the importance of algae. Covers biotic associations involving algae, with discussions on herbivory interactions, algal food quality, symbioses, pathogeneic interactions, and more. Considers the economic, ecological, and biotechnological applications of algae, and provides complete coverage on algal biodiversity, classification systems, molecular phylogenetics, and application of molecular information to ecological problems. Offers a detailed study on endosymbiosis. and includes intensive, stand-alone chapters on cryptomonads, dinoflagellates, ochrophytes, red algae, green algae, and phytoplankton ecology. Covers new analytical techniques (i.e. molecular phylogenetics, DNA-based approaches to the study of life cycles, and fluorescence methods for the study for photosynthesis); integrates many interesting boxed essays; and enhances material with numerous photos and illustrations. For researchers and professionals in the fields of aquatic ecology and technological application of algae.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136603337
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
06/30/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
700
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 10.16(h) x 1.53(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Algae—Occurrence, Relationships, Nutrition, Definition, General Features.
2. The Roles of Algae in Biochemistry.
3. Algae in Biotic Associations.
4. Technological Applications of Algae.
5. Algal Diversity and Relationships—Taxonomy, Systematics, and Phylogeny.
6. Cyanobacteria (Chloroxybacteria).
7. Endosymbiosis and the Origin of Eukaryotic Algae—With a Focus on Glaucophytes, Chlorarachniophytes, and Apicomlexans.
8. Euglenoids.
9. Cryptomonads.
10. Haptophytes.
11. Dinoflagellates.
12. Ochrophytes I—Introduction to the Ochrophytes and a focus on Diatoms.
13. Ochrophytes II—Raphidophyceans, Chrysophyceans, Synurophyceans, and Eustigmatophyceans.
14. Ochrophytes III—Pelagophyceans, Silicoflagellates, Pedinellids, and Related Forms.
15. Ochrophytes IV—Chrysomeridaleans, Phaeothamniophyceans, Tribophyceans, and Phaeophyceans.
16. Red Algae.
17. Green Algae I—Introduction and Prasinophyceans.
18. Green Algae II—Ulvophyceans.
19. Green Algae III—Trebouxiophyceans.
20. Green Algae IV—Chlorophyceans.
21. Green Algae V—Charophyceans.
22. Phytoplankton Ecology.
23. Macroalgal and Periphyton Ecology.

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