9780521682770

Phycology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521682770

  • ISBN10:

    0521682770

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/21/2008
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

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 the latest 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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition
Introduction
Introduction
The Prokaryotic Algae
Cyanobacteria
Evolution of the Chloroplast
Glaucophyta and Chloroarchnion
Rhodophyta
Chlorophyta
Evolution of One Membrane of Chloroplast Endoplasmic Reticulum
Euglenophyta
Dinophyta
Apicomplexa
Evolution of Two Membranes of Chloroplast Endoplasmic Reticulum and the Chlorarachniophyta
Cryptophyta
Heterokontophyta, Chrysophyceae
Heterokontophyta, Synurophyceae
Heterokontophyta, Eustigmatophyceae
Heterokontophyta, Pinguiophyceae
Heterokontophyta, Dictochophyceae
Heterokontophyta, Pelagophyceae
Heterokontophyta, Bolidophyceae
Heterokontophyta, Bacillariophyceae
Heterokontophyta, Raphidophyceae
Heterokontophyta, Xanthophyceae
Heterokontophyta, Phaeothamniophyceae
Heterokontophyta, Phaeophyceae
Heterokontophyta, Prymnesiophyta
Algae and the environment
Glossary
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