The Diatoms: Biology & Morphology of the Genera
This book presents a wide-ranging introduction to the diatoms together with an illustrated description of over 250 genera. Diatoms are important as perhaps the commonest group of autotrophic plants on earth and are abundant in all waters and on soils and moist surfaces. The introduction describes the diatom cell in detail, the structure of the wall (often extremely beautiful in design), the cell contents and aspects of life cycle and cell division. The generic atlas section is the first account of diatom systematics since 1928 (Karsten in Engler and Prantl: Die Nauturlichen Pflanzenfamilien) and each generic description is accompanied by scanning electron micrographs to show the characteristic structure. Most of the latter have been prepared specially for this work from the authors' own collections. The Diatoms will be the standard reference work on the group for years to come and is an essential reference volume.
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The diatom cell 4 Collecting and studying diatoms 8 Culturing
Complementarity and heterovalvy 34 Portules 35 Ocelli
Auxospore development 96 Motility 104
Paleoecology 116 Concepts in diatom systematics 117 Evolution
Amphora apical apical pore field areolae auxospore Bacillaria Bacillariophyceae Biology of diatoms C. G. Ehrenberg Cells solitary central raphe endings centre centric diatoms Chaetoceros Cingulum circular Cleve comb nov Copulae Coscinodiscus cribra curved Cymbella D.G. Mann Diat diatoms discoid Drebes edge elongate Encyonema epipelic epiphytic Extrema centralia F.E. Round Fallacia formation fossil Fragilaria freshwater frustule fultoportulae gametangia gametes Geitler genera genus girdle view Gomphonema Grunow Hasle Hustedt interdum internal Kiitzing Luticola Lyrella marine meiosis Melosira microtubules mitosis mucilage Navicula naviculoid Nitzschia nucleus occur ocelli Phycol Pickett-Heaps planitiem planktonic plastids poles protoplast pyrenoid raphe slits raphe system raphe-sternum raphid ribs ridges rimoportulae rows of areolae sediments side silica Simonsen simple Sims slightly sometimes species spines sternum Stosch Striae uniseriate Synedra taxa terminal fissures Tippit transapical transverse Typus usually Valvae Valve face flat valve mantle valve margin valve view Valves linear valvocopula Volcani
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