Algae: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology, Second by Laura Barsanti, Paolo Gualtieri

By Laura Barsanti, Paolo Gualtieri

A single-source reference at the biology of algae, Algae: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology, moment Edition examines an important taxa and constructions for freshwater, marine, and terrestrial varieties of algae. Its complete assurance is going from algae's historic position via its taxonomy and ecology to its typical product possibilities.

The authors have collected an important volume of latest fabric because the book of the 1st version. This thoroughly revised moment version comprises many adjustments and additions together with the following:

  • All revised and rewritten tables, plus new figures, many in color
  • A interesting new bankruptcy: Oddities and Curiosities within the Algal World
  • Expanded info on algal anatomy
  • Absorption spectra from all algal divisions, chlorophylls, and accent pigments
  • Additional details on assortment, garage, and upkeep of algae
  • Updated part on algal pollution and algal bioactive molecules

The book's unifying topic is at the vital function of algae within the earth's self-regulating lifestyles help approach and its functionality inside of restorative types of planetary overall healthiness. It additionally discusses algae's biotechnological functions, together with strength dietary and pharmaceutical items. Written for college students in addition to researchers, academics, and execs within the box of phycology and utilized phycology, this new full-color version is either illuminating and encouraging.

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Statospores are endogenous cysts formed within the vegetative cell by member of Chrysophyceae such as Ochromonas spp. The cyst walls consist predominantly of silica and so are often preserved as fossils. These statospores are spherical or ellipsoidal, often ornamented with spines or other projections. The wall is pierced by a pore, sealed by an unsilicified bung, and a nucleus, chloroplasts and abundant reserve material lie within the cyst. After a period of dormancy, the cyst germinates and liberates its content in the form of one to several flagellated cells.

Fragilidium subglobosum, Myzozoa); 4. , Euglena gracilis, Euglenozoa). REPRODUCTION Methods of reproduction in algae may be vegetative by division of a single cell or fragmentation of a colony, asexual by production of motile spore, or sexual by union of gametes. Vegetative and asexual mode allows stability of an adapted genotype within a species from a generation to the next. Both modes provide a fast and economical means of increasing the number of individuals while restricting genetic variability.

Only asexual reproduction is known in this division. Euglenophyceae possess unique cellular and biochemical features that place these microorganisms closer to trypanosomes than to any other algal group. 8 billion years ago, in the Archaean Era of earth history. From that time to present, cyanobacteria have played fundamental roles in driving much of the ocean carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen fluxes, establishing a major turning point in the biogeochemistry of our planet. Prior to the appearance of these organisms, all photosynthetic organisms were anaerobic bacteria that used light to couple the reduction of carbon dioxide to the oxidation of low free energy molecules, such as H2S or preformed organics.

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