Identifying Marine Diatoms and Dinoflagellates by Grethe R. HasleIdentifying Marine Diatoms and Dinoflagellates by Grethe R. Hasle

Identifying Marine Diatoms and Dinoflagellates

byGrethe R. Hasle, Grethe R. Hasle, Erik E. Syvertsen...

Other | January 25, 1996

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Identifying Marine Diatoms and Dinoflagellates is the second identification manual created from the literature developed for the Advanced International Phytoplankton Course. This version, enlarged and modified from the earlier literature, deals with the identification of marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. The data and references presented here should allow the researcher to pursue the question of valid species and how they can be verified.
This volume comprises three chapters, beginning with an introductory chapter discussing the subject's historical background. The next chapter focuses on marine diatoms, providing an introduction that describes their general characteristics, life cycles, morphology and terminology, and classification. It is followed by a discussion of genera represented in marine plankton, a description of taxa, and methodology. The third and final chapter focuses on dinoflagellates, beginning with an introduction that describes their general characteristics and eukaryotic unicells. The discussion continues with terminology and morphology, identification of species, techniques for preparation of dinoflagellates for identification, common dinoflagellate synonyms, and an index of dinoflagellate taxa.
This book will be of interest to practitioners in the fields of biology, zoology, and environmental protection.

Title:Identifying Marine Diatoms and DinoflagellatesFormat:OtherDimensions:598 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:January 25, 1996Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080534414

ISBN - 13:9780080534411


Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword

Contributor's Foreword

Contributor's Foreword


Chapter 1. Introduction and Historical Background

Chapter 2. Marine Diatoms


General Characteristics

Life Cycles

Morphology and Terminology


Genera Represented in Marine Plankton

Centric Diatoms

Pennate Diatoms



Description of Taxa

Centric Diatoms

Pennate Diatoms


Collection and ConcentrationUnialgal Cultures as a Means for Species Identification

Preservation and Storage

Preparation for Light Microscopy

Preparation for Electron Microscopy


What to Look for-General Hints for Identification and Preparation

Taxonomic Appendix

New Genus

New Names

Validation of Names

New Nomenclatural Combinations

Common Diatom Synonyms

Index of Diatom Taxa


Chapter 3. Dinoflagellates


General Characteristics

Dinoflagellates: Eukaryotic Unicells

Terminology and Morphology

Morphological Types

General Cell Terms


Characters Used in Identifying Prorocentroid Desmokont Cells

Characters Used in Identifying Dinokont Cells

Identification of Species

Techniques for Preparation of Dinoflagellates for Identification

Common Dinoflagellate Synonyms

Index of Dinoflagellate Taxa