The Blue-Green Algae

The Blue-Green Algae

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Author: G Fogg
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149235

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The Blue-Green Algae attempts to assemble a unified picture of blue-green algae as living organisms. It describes the organism’s general features of form and structure, cellular organization, cell biology, gas vacuoles, and movements. The book addresses the culture, nutrition, growth, photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, heterotrophy, respiration, nitrogen metabolism, differentiation, reproduction, and life cycles of the blue-green algae. The organisms’ freshwater and terrestrial ecology, pathogens, symbiosis, evolution, and phylogeny are also explained. These organisms form a substantial fraction of the biomass in several important types of habitat. Consequently, it is desirable to understand their activities if natural resources are to be conserved and used to best advantage. This book will be useful to students and research workers in this field of interest.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 General features of form and structure

    Chapter 3 Cellular organization of blue-green algae

    Chapter 4 Cell biology

    Chapter 5 Gas vacuoles

    Chapter 6 Movements

    Chapter 7 Culture, nutrition and growth

    Chapter 8 Photosynthesis and chemosynthesis

    Chapter 9 Heterotrophy and respiration

    Chapter 10 Nitrogen metabolism

    Chapter 11 Differentiation, reproduction and life cycles

    Chapter 12 Freshwater ecology

    Chapter 13 Pathogens of blue-green algae

    Chapter 14 Marine blue-green algae

    Chapter 15 Terrestrial ecology

    Chapter 16 The ecology of nitrogen fixation by algae

    Chapter 17 Symbiosis

    Chapter 18 Evolution and phylogeny



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  • No. of pages: 468
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149235

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G Fogg

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