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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 361
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 241 x 171 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
Praise for the first edition:
"...stands out for its in-depth information on structural and mechanical anatomy, with flagella as the most prominent example. The meticulous and elegant drawings of algal apparatuses and their mechanics make it easy to understand complex structures and functions, as well as constitutes another outstanding feature of this book."
-Senjie Lin, Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 81, December 2006
"Not intended to be comprehensive, this text is nonetheless packed with information on the general biology, anatomy, phylogeny, biochemistry, and culture of algae. The chapters...provide practical information and an excellent demonstration of the application of scientific knowledge. Highly recommended for students and experts alike..."
-Southeastern Naturalist, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2006
". . . a good book, which presents well, is well put together and does deliver its objectives as stated in the preface."
-Philip S Manson, Convance Laboratories Ltd., in BTS Newsletter, Winter 2007, No. 31
". . . the authors concentrate on highlighting interesting and illuminating topics, with the idea of inciting the sort of wonder and curiosity that will encourage further outstanding research."
-Willem F. Prud'homme van Reine, in Blumea, 2006, Vol. 51, No. 3
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