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Chrysophyte Algae : Ecology, Phylogeny and Development - Craig D. Sandgren

Chrysophyte Algae

Ecology, Phylogeny and Development

By: Craig D. Sandgren (Editor), J. P. Smol (Editor), J. Kristiansen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2008
ISBN: 9780521462600
Number Of Pages: 416

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Chrysophytes are beautiful and delicate organisms living mostly in freshwater. They are pivotal for studies of protistan evolution, studies of food web dynamics in oligotrophic freshwater ecosystems, and for assessment of environmental degradation resulting from eutrophication and acid rain. They also represent excellent model cellular systems for studying processes inherent in basic metabolism, biomineralization, endo- and exocytosis and macro-assembly of cell surface layers. This book gives a broad overview of chrysophytes and contains chapters by leading experts organized under the themes of phylogeny, systematics and evolution; development, physiology, and nutrition; and ecology, paleoecology, and reproduction. The book contains major contributions towards a reorganization of chrysophyte systematics, plus comprehensive reviews of chrysophyte basic metabolism, biomineralization and siliceous scale deposition, ecology, paleoecology, and a history of chrysophyte research. Contributors present reviews of the literature in their particular area and also present ideas for future research.

Preface
History of chrysophyte research
Phylogeny, Systematics and Evolution
Evolution of plastid genomes
A modern concept of chrysophycean systematics
Current status of chrysophyte 'splinter groups': synurophytes, pedinellids, silicoflagellates
Development, Physiology and Nutrition
Comparative aspects of chrysophyte nutrition with emphasis on carbon, phosphorus and nitrogen metabolism
Mixotrophy in chrysophytes
Biomineralization and scale production in the Chrysophyta
Immunological and ultrastructural studies of scale development and deployment in Apedinella and Mallomonas
Ecology, Paleocology and Reproduction
Chrysophyte blooms in the plankton and neuston of marine and freshwater systems
Biogeography of chrysophytes in Finnish lakes
The distribution of chrysophytes along environmental gradients
The influence of zooplankton herbivory on the biogeography of chrysophyte algae
Application of chrysophytes to problems in paleolimnology
Contributed Original Papers
Mallomonas variabilis sp. nov. (Chrysophyceae) with stomatocysts found in Lake Kinnevesi, Finland
Scale morphology and growth characteristics of clones of Synura petersenii (Synurophyceae) at different temperatures
Status of the Chrysamoebales (Chrysophyceae): observations on Chrysamoeba pyrenoidifera, Rhizochromulina marina and Lagynion delicatulum
The genus Paraphysomonas from Indian rivers, lakes, ponds and tanks
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ISBN: 9780521462600
ISBN-10: 0521462606
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 31st March 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.78

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