Cyanobacteria, Volume 167

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Alexander Glazer
Editor-in-Chiefs: John Abelson Melvin Simon
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121820688
eBook ISBN: 9780080882840
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1988
Page Count: 915


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Table of Contents

Isolation, Identification, and Culturing of Cyanobacteria:

R. Rippka, Isolation and Purification of Cyanobacteria.

R. Rippka, Recognition and Identification of Cyanobacteria.

R.W. Castenholz, Culturing Methods for Cyanobacteria.

C.P. Wolk, Purification and Storage of Nitrogen-Fixing Filamentous Cyanobacteria.

R.W. Castenholz, Thermophilic Cyanobacteria: Special Problems.

J.B. Waterbury and J.M. Willey, Isolation and Growth of Marine Planktonic Cyanobacteria.

A. Mitsui and S. Cao, Isolation and Culture of Marine Nitrogen-Fixing Unicellular Cyanobacteria Synechococcus.

J.C. Meeks, Symbiotic Associations.

S.E. Stevens, Jr. , Cell Stability and Storage.

W.T. Stam and B.K. Stulp, New Taxonomic Methods: DNA/DNA Hybridization.

E. Stackebrandt and W. Ludwig, 16 S Ribosomal RNA Cataloging.

D.J. Lane, K.G. Field, G.J. Olsen, and N.R. Pace, Reverse Transcriptase Sequencing of Ribosomal RNA for Phylogenetic Analysis.

A. Aitken, Protein Sequences as Taxonomic Probes of Cyanobacteria.Ultrastructure, Inclusions, and Differentiation.

G. Stanier (Cohen-Bazire) , Fine Structure of Cyanobacteria.

J. Weckesser and U.-J. Jurgens, Cell Walls and External Layers.

T. Vaara and M. Vaara, Cyanobacterial Fimbriae.

J.M. Shively, Inclusions: Granules of Polyglucose, Polyphosphate, and Poly-/-hydroxybutyrate.

J.M. Shively, Inclusions: Carboxysomes.

M.M. Allen, Inclusions: Cyanophycin.

P.K. Hayes, Gas Vesicles: Chemical and Physical Properties.

M. Herdman, Cellular Differentiation: Akinetes.

M. Herdman and R.


In recent years, cyanobacteria have become the focus of intense study. As simple bacteria, they would seem to be the obvious organisms of choice for the study of such fundamental processes as oxygen-evolving photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation. This book will prove useful to investigators with little previous experience with cyanobacteria as well as to those who wish to change the emphasis of their research.


Biochemists, microbiologists, plant biochemists, physiologists, botanists.


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Alexander Glazer Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

About the Editor-in-Chiefs

John Abelson Editor-in-Chief

Affiliations and Expertise

California Institute of Technology, Division of Biology, Pasadena, U.S.A.

Melvin Simon Editor-in-Chief

Affiliations and Expertise

The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA