Diatoms: Biology and Morphology of the Genera

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, May 25, 1990 - Science - 747 pages
Illustrated descriptions of over 250 genera of diatoms are presented for the first time in this wide-ranging volume. The introduction describes the diatom cell in detail, the structure of the wall (often extremely beautiful designs), the cell contents and aspects of life cycle and cell division. The generic atlas section is the first account of diatom systematics since 1928, and each generic description is accompanied by scanning electron micrographs to show the characteristic structure.

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate



Biology of Diatoms
Preamble 1 The diatom cell 4 Collecting and studying diatoms 8 Culturing
occurrence uptake and deposition 13 Cell symmetry 17 Life form
Automixis and parthenogenesis 93 Auxospore development 96 Motility 104
Ecology 107 Paleoecology 116 Concepts in diatom systematics 117 Evolution
Summary of classification
Araphid genera
Raphid genera
New taxa
List of recently described genera
Taxonomic index
Subject index

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 713 - On new forms of marine Diatomaceae, found in the Firth of Clyde and in Loch Fine. Trans.
Page 721 - SIMS, 1977. A preliminary survey of the raphe structure of some advanced groups of diatoms (EpithemiaceaeSurirellaceae).
Page 724 - Untersuchungen zur Systematik und Ökologie der Bodendiatomeen der westlichen Ostsee. Int. Rev. ges. Hydrobiol., Syst. Beih.
Page 712 - Alle Schalenbildungen der Diatomeen treten als Folge von Zell- oder Kernteilungen auf.
Page 721 - PADDOCK, TBB, 1978. Observations on the valve structures of diatoms of the genus Plagiodiscus and on some associated species of Surirella. — Bot. J. Linn. Soc., 76: 1-25. PADDOCK, TBB, 1985.
Page 712 - Fortpflanzungsbiologische Eigentümlichkeiten von Cocconeis und Vorarbeiten zu einer systematischen Gliederung von Cocconeis placentula nebst Beobachtungen an Bastarden.
Page 709 - Filament formation in the diatom genera Melosira CA Agardh and Paralia Heiberg. Nova Hedwigia, Beih., 64:121-133.
Page 707 - Anonymous 1975 Proposals for a standardization of diatom terminology and diagnoses. Nova Hedwigia, Beih. 53: 323-354.
Page 712 - Gameten- und Auxosporenbildung von Synedra ulna im Vergleich mit anderen pennaten Diatomeen. Planta 30, 551-566.
Page 717 - REIMER (1980c) - The isolation, culture, and identification of endosymbiotic diatoms from Heterostegina depressa d'Orbigny and Amphistegina lessonii d'Orbigny (larger foraminifera) from Hawaii. Bot. Mar. 23, 297-302. LEE, JJ, ME McENERY, M.

Bibliographic information