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…  See more details below

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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.

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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

Preface
1Introduction to the Algae - Occurrence, Relationships, Nutrition, Definition, General Features1
2The Roles of Algae in Biogeochemistry22
3Algae in Biotic Associations40
4Technological Applications of Algae64
5Algal Diversity and Relationships - Taxonomy, Systematics, and Phylogeny80
6Cyanobacteria (Chloroxybacteria)97
7Endosymbiosis and the Origin of Eukaryotic Algae - With a Focus on Glaucophytes, Chlorarachniophytes, and Apicomplexans132
8Euglenoids154
9Cryptomonads169
10Haptophytes180
11Dinoflagellates198
12Ochrophytes I - Introduction to the Ochrophytes and a Focus on Diatoms232
13Ochrophytes II - Rephidophyceans, Chrysophyceans, Synurophyceans, and Eustigmatophyceans269
14Ochrophytes III - Pelagophyceans, Silicoflagellates, Pedinellids, and Related Forms294
15Ochrophytes IV - Chrysomeridaleans, Phaeothamniophyceans, Tribophyceans, and Phaeophyceans301
16Red Algae343
17Green Algae I - Introduction and Prasinophyceans397
18Green Algae II - Ulvophyceans420
19Green Algae III - Trebouxiophyceans452
20Green Algae IV - Chlorophyceans460
21Green Algae V - Charophyceans494
22Phytoplankton Ecology - by James M. Graham544
23Macroalgal and Periphyton Ecology603
GlossaryG-1
Literature CitedL-1
Taxonomic IndexTI-1
Subject IndexSI-1

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