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Book ID:  084708
Kristiansen, Jorgen

Golden Algae. A Biology of Chrysophytes. 2005. illustrated. 167 p. gr8vo. Hardcover. (ISBN 978-3-906166-23-0)
Good second hand copy. - Contents: Preface/ 1: Introducing Chrysophytes (Morphological diversity - Ultrastructure - Extracellular structures - Reproduction and life histories)/ 2: Chrysophyte taxonomy ( Early history and light microscopy - Electron microscopy - Molecular investigations: gene sequencing - The present taxonomic system)/ 3: Nutrition in chrysophytes (Phototrophic nutrition -Auxotrophy and mixotrophy - Phagotrophy and phagotrophic mechanisms)/ 4: Chrysophyte evolution and relationships (Origin and evolutionary trends - Evolution of chrysophyte diversity - Evolutionary lines related to the chrysophytes) 5: Silica - scaled chrysophytes (Examination of the silica structures - Investigation history - Silica structures in the Chrysophyceae - Silica structures in the Synurophyceae)/ 6: Occurrence and biogeography of chrysophytes (Introductory remarks - Local distribution patterns - Global biogeography - Distribution types - Endemicity - Dispersal mechanisms)/ 7: Chrysophyte ecology (Methods - Marine chrysophytes - Chrysophytes in freshwater - Environmental factors - Seasonality - pH as environmental factor - Other factors governing regional distributions)/ 8: Chrysophytes as ecological indicators ( Chrysophytes in ecological monitoring - Chrysophytes in paleoecology - Chrysophyte cysts - Chrysophyte scales)/ Epilogue/ References/ Some important books on chrysophytes/ Sources of illustrations/ Species index. - This book gives an overview of the state of the art in chrysophyte research, how our knowledge has expanded and what problems are in focus now.It shows the importance of the available techniques and the shift in interest from light microscopy to electron microscopy, and from morphology to biochemistry and gene technology... The knowledge of the species and their nutritional strategies has made it possible to include them rationally in ecological investigations, e.g. in food web studies and in environmental monitoring. This has also enhanced their use as ecological indicators, especially based on the silica scales and stomatocysts in paleoecology, also as markers for future climatic changes...(Quote from the epilogue).
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