Biology of the Red Algae

Biology of the Red Algae

by Kathleen M. Cole, Robert G. Sheath
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521202469

ISBN-13: 9780521202466

Pub. Date: 11/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In the past fifteen years, research on the red algae has greatly advanced and diversified; new technologies have extended the range of questions being studied and have yielded findings that would have been previously unobtainable. The first comprehensive monograph concerning the rhodophyta in over fifteen years, this volume presents an authoritative review on the

Overview

In the past fifteen years, research on the red algae has greatly advanced and diversified; new technologies have extended the range of questions being studied and have yielded findings that would have been previously unobtainable. The first comprehensive monograph concerning the rhodophyta in over fifteen years, this volume presents an authoritative review on the current state of knowledge on the biology of the red algae. The eighteen chapters range from molecular and cellular to biochemical, physiological, organismal and ecological aspects of this important group of algae. This is a much needed reference text for students, researchers and teachers concerned with aquatic biology, phycology, limnology, oceanography and plant evolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521202466
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; 1. An introduction Wm. J. Woelkerling; 2. Cell structure Curt M. Pueschel; 3. DNA: Microspectrofluorometric studies Lynda J. Goff and Annette W. Coleman; 4. Chromosomes Kathleen M. Cole; 5. Genetics John P. van der Meer; 6. Cell division Joe Scott and Sharon Broadwater; 7. Solute accumulation and osmotic adjustment Robert H. Reed; 8. Carbon metabolism John A. Raven, Andrew M. Johnston and Jeffrey J. MacFarlane; 9. Pigmentation and photoacclimation Elisabeth Gantt; 10. Cell walls James S. Craigie; 11. Development Susan D. Waaland; 12. Vegetative growth and organization Roy J. Coomans and Max H. Hommersand; 13. Sexual reproduction and cystocarp development Max H. Hommersand and Susanne Fredericq; 14. Sporangia and spores Michael D. Guiry; 15. Marine ecology Joanna M. Kain and Trevor A. Notron; 16. Freshwater ecology Robert G. Sheath and Julie A. Hambrook; 17. Reproductive strategies Michael M. Hawkes; 18. Taxonomy and evolution David J. Garbary and Paul W. Gabrielson; Taxonomic Index; Subject Index.

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