Chrysophyte Algae: Ecology, Phylogeny and Development

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Craig D. Sandgren, J. P. Smol, J. Kristiansen
Cambridge University Press, Jan 26, 1995 - Science - 399 pages
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Chrysophytes are beautiful and delicate organisms living mostly in freshwater. They are pivotal for studies of protistan evolution, studies of food web dynamics in oligotrophic freshwater ecosystems, and for assessment of environmental degradation resulting from eutrophication and acid rain. They also represent excellent model cellular systems for studying processes inherent in basic metabolism, biomineralization, endo- and exocytosis and macro-assembly of cell surface layers. This book gives a broad overview of chrysophytes and contains chapters by leading experts organized under the themes of phylogeny, systematics and evolution; development, physiology, and nutrition; and ecology, paleoecology, and reproduction. The book contains major contributions towards a reorganization of chrysophyte systematics, plus comprehensive reviews of chrysophyte basic metabolism, biomineralization and siliceous scale deposition, ecology, paleoecology, and a history of chrysophyte research. Contributors present reviews of the literature in their particular area and also present ideas for future research.
 

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Contents

inferences from discordant
25
A modern concept of chrysophyte classification
46
Comparative aspects of chrysophyte nutrition with
95
Mixotrophy in chrysophytes Dale A Holen
119
Biomineralization and scale production in
141
Immunological and ultrastructural studies of scale
165
Chrysophyte blooms in the plankton and neuston
181
The distribution of chrysophytes along environmental
232
The influence of zooplankton herbivory on
269
Application of chrysophytes to problems in paleoecology
303
Mallomonas variabilis sp nov Synurophyceae with
333
Scale morphology and growth characteristics of clones
345
The genus Paraphysomonas from Indian rivers lakes
373
Index of scientific names
385
Subject index
392
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