Phycology / Edition 4

Phycology / Edition 4

by Robert Edward Lee
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521682770

ISBN-13: 9780521682770

Pub. Date: 01/31/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Phycology is the study of algae, the primary photosynthetic organisms in freshwater and marine food chains. As a food source for zooplankton and filter-feeding shellfish, the algae are an extremely important group. Since the publication of the first edition in 1981, this textbook has established itself as a classic resource on phycology. This revised edition

Overview

Phycology is the study of algae, the primary photosynthetic organisms in freshwater and marine food chains. As a food source for zooplankton and filter-feeding shellfish, the algae are an extremely important group. Since the publication of the first edition in 1981, this textbook has established itself as a classic resource on phycology. This revised edition maintains the format of previous editions, whilst incorporating more recent information from nucleic acid sequencing studies. Detailed life-history drawings of algae are presented alongside information on the cytology, ecology, biochemistry, and economic importance of selected genera. Phycology is suitable for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students following courses in phycology, limnology or biological oceanography. Emphasis is placed on those algae that are commonly covered in phycology courses, and encountered by students in marine and freshwater habitats.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521682770
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2008
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
1,106,941
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition; Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction; Part II. The Prokaryotic Algae: 2. Cyanobacteria; Part III. Evolution of the Chloroplast: 3. Glaucophyta and Chloroarchnion; 4. Rhodophyta; 5. Chlorophyta; Part IV. Evolution of One Membrane of Chloroplast Endoplasmic Reticulum: 6. Euglenophyta; 7. Dinophyta; 8. Apicomplexa; Part V. Evolution of Two Membranes of Chloroplast Endoplasmic Reticulum and the Chlorarachniophyta: 9. Cryptophyta; 10. Heterokontophyta, Chrysophyceae; 11. Heterokontophyta, Synurophyceae; 12. Heterokontophyta, Eustigmatophyceae; 13. Heterokontophyta, Pinguiophyceae; 14. Heterokontophyta, Dictochophyceae; 15. Heterokontophyta, Pelagophyceae; 16. Heterokontophyta, Bolidophyceae; 17. Heterokontophyta, Bacillariophyceae; 18. Heterokontophyta, Raphidophyceae; 19. Heterokontophyta, Xanthophyceae; 20. Heterokontophyta, Phaeothamniophyceae; 21. Heterokontophyta, Phaeophyceae; 22. Heterokontophyta, Prymnesiophyta; 23. Algae and the environment; Glossary.

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