The Fine Structure of Algal Cells

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Elsevier, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 274 pages
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The Fine Structure of Algal Cells is a hybrid between a review and a comprehensive descriptive work on fine structure of algae. Such fine structural data are important for any consideration of the classification of algae and for attempting to analyze their phylogenetic relationships.
Fine-structure has provided many vital keys to the understanding of the interrelationships and phylogeny of the algae. Notably, the trend in algal fine structure work is toward use of electron microscopy to try to understand the functions of cells and organelles under both normal and experimental conditions. This book brings together information which has been gathered by electron microscopists. It considers 13 classes of algae: Chlorophyceae, Haptophyceae, Prasinophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Chloromonadophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Euglenophyceae, Dinophyceae, Eustigmatophyceae, Cryptophyceae, Xanthophyceae, Rhodophyceae, and Chrysophyceae. It covers the main structural features of the various classes and the organelles present in typical cells. The book also describes the algal cell covering, flagella, pyrenoid, eyespot, nucleus, and ejectile organelles,as well as membranes, envelope, and stroma of algal chloroplasts. Lastly, it also explains the algal cell division.
This book will help students visualize and compare algal structure, and at the same time provide enough references so that research workers can enter the literature to find out more precise details from the original sources.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 A General Account of the Structure of Algal Cells
1
Chapter 2 The Cell Covering
21
Chapter 3 Flagella and Associated Structures
57
Chapter 4 Chloroplasts Plastids
81
Chapter 5 The Pyrenoid
105
Chapter 6 The Eyespot
125
Chapter 7 The Nucleus and Nuclear Division
139
Chapter 8 Cell Division Cytokinesis
159
Chapter 11 Reproductive Structures
195
Chapter 12 Symbiosis
209
Chapter 13 Experimental Ultrastructure Studies
215
Fine Structure and Phylogeny
223
Review Articles and Books of Special Insert
227
References
228
Author Index
245
Subject Index
253

Chapter 9 Ejectile Organelles
167
Chapter 10 Miscellaneous Organelles and Inclusions
177

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