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Algae: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology, Second Edition (2nd New edition)

Algae: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology, Second Edition (2nd New edition)

By: Paolo Gualtieri (author), Laura Barsanti (author)Hardback

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A single-source reference on the biology of algae, Algae: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology, Second Edition examines the most important taxa and structures for freshwater, marine, and terrestrial forms of algae. Its comprehensive coverage goes from algae's historical role through its taxonomy and ecology to its natural product possibilities.The authors have gathered a significant amount of new material since the publication of the first edition. This completely revised second edition contains many changes and additions including the following: All revised and rewritten tables, plus new figures, many in colorA fascinating new chapter: Oddities and Curiosities in the Algal WorldExpanded information on algal anatomyAbsorption spectra from all algal divisions, chlorophylls, and accessory pigmentsAdditional information on collection, storage, and preservation of algaeUpdated section on algal toxins and algal bioactive molecules The book's unifying theme is on the important role of algae in the earth's self-regulating life support system and its function within restorative models of planetary health. It also discusses algae's biotechnological applications, including potential nutritional and pharmaceutical products. Written for students as well as researchers, teachers, and professionals in the field of phycology and applied phycology, this new full-color edition is both illuminating and inspiring.

About Author

Dr. Paolo Gualtieri graduated in biology and computer science from the University of Pisa, Italy. At present, he is a senior scientist at the Biophysics Institute of the National Council of Research (CNR) in Pisa, Italy, and an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, University College, College Park, USA. He is a professional orchestral trumpet player.Dr. Laura Barsanti graduated in natural science from the University of Pisa, Italy. At present, she is a scientist at the Biophysics Institute of the National Council of Research (CNR) in Pisa (Italy).

Contents

General OverviewDefinitionClassificationOccurrence and DistributionStructure of Thallus-Cytomorphological TypesNutritionReproductionSummaries of the 11 Algal PhylaEndosymbiosis and Origin of Eukaryotic Photosynthesis AnatomyCytomorphology and UltrastructureOutside the CellFlagella and Associated StructuresThe photoreceptor ApparataChloroplastsThe Nucleus, Nuclear Division, and CytokinesisEjectile Organelles and Feeding ApparatusPhotosynthesisLightPhotosynthesisLight-dependent ReactionsLight-Independent ReactionsThe Energy Relationships in Photosynthesis: The Balance SheetWorking with LightHow Light BehavesField instruments, Use and ApplicationRadiometryPhotometryUnits conversionPAR DetectorsThe Photosynthesis-Irradiance Response Curve (P vs E Curve)PhotoacclimationBiogeochemical Role of AlgaeThe Role of Algae in BiogeochemistryLimiting NutrientsAlgae and the Phosphorus CycleAlgae and the Nitrogen CycleAlgae and the Silicon CycleAlgae and the Sulfur CycleAlgae and the Oxygen-Carbon CyclesAlgal CulturingCollection, Storage, and PreservationCulture TypesCulture ParametersCulture VesselsMedia Choice and PreparationSterilization of Culture Materials Culture MethodsOutdoor PondsPhotobioreactorsQuantitative Determinations of Algal Density and GrowthAlgae UtilizationIntroductionSources and Uses of AlgaeHuman foodAnimal feedExtractsFertilizersCosmeticsFunctional Foods and NutraceuticalsToxinsOddities and Curiosities in the Algal WorldIn the Realm of DarknessAlgae-Animal Interaction: Riding a Sloth, Swinging on a Spider Web, Swimming in a JellySomeone Like it ColdSomeone Like it HotSomeone Like it Dry

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781439867327
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 361
  • ID: 9781439867327
  • weight: 930
  • ISBN10: 1439867321
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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