The Blue-Green Algae - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122616501, 9780323149235

The Blue-Green Algae

1st Edition

Authors: G Fogg
eBook ISBN: 9780323149235
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 468
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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 References Index

Details

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

About the Author

G Fogg

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