The Haptophyte Algae

Hardcover | May 1, 1994

EditorJ. C. Green, B. S. C. Leadbeater

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The planktonic algae known as the Haptophyta occur in all the world's oceans, sometimes occurring in 'blooms' so dense that they can be detected by satellites. Some species produce sulphur compounds that may contribute to the problem of acid rain. Others strongly affect the carbon dioxidebalance between the ocean and the atmosphere, thus becoming linked to the proposed 'greenhouse effect', and others produce powerful poisons responsible for killing fish and other marine life. This is the first book to deal comprehensively with this important group of unicellular organisms, and each chapter has been contributed by an expert in the field. The topics covered include all major aspects of haptophyte biology, including structure, biochemistry, ecology, climatological andeconomic importance, fossil record, evolution, and systematics.

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The planktonic algae known as the Haptophyta occur in all the world's oceans, sometimes occurring in 'blooms' so dense that they can be detected by satellites. Some species produce sulphur compounds that may contribute to the problem of acid rain. Others strongly affect the carbon dioxidebalance between the ocean and the atmosphere,...

J. C. Green, Principal Scientific Officer, Plymouth Marine Laboratory. B. S. C. Leadbeater, Reader, School of Biological Sciences, University of Birmingham.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:458 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:May 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198577729

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Table of Contents

1. J.C. Green and R.W. Jordan: Systrematic history and taxonomy2. B.S.C. Leadbetter: Cell coverings3. J.C. Green and T. Hori: Flagella and flagellar roots4. I. Inouye and M. Kawachi: The haptonema5. T. Hori and J.C. Green: Mitosis and cell division6. S.W. Jeffrey and S.W. Wright: Photosynthetic pigments7. C. Brownlee, N. Nimer, L.F. Dong, and M.J. Merrett: Cellular regulation during calcification in Emiliania huxleyi8. E.W. de Vrind-de Jong, P.R. van Emburg, and J.P.M. de Vrind: Mechanisms of calcification: Emiliania huxleyi as a model system9. C. Billard: Life cycles10. H.A. Thomsen, K.R. Buck, and Francisco P. Chavez: Prymnesiophytes as components of marine phytoplankton11. H.J. Marchant and H.A. Thomsen: Prymnesiophytes in polar waters12. C. Lancelot and V. Rousseau: Ecology of Phaeocystis: the key role of colony forms13. H.L.J. Jones, B.S.C. Leadbeater, and J.C. Green: Mixotrophy in prymnesiophytes14. O. Moestrup: Economic aspects of prymnesiophyte biology: 'blooms', nuisance species, and toxins15. S.W. Jeffrey, M.R. Brown and J.K. Volkman: Prymnesiophytes as feedstocks in mariculture16. G. Malin, P.S. Liss and S.M. Turner: Dimethyl sulfide: production and atmospheric consequences17. P. Westbroek, J.E. van Hinte, Geert-Jan Brummer, M. Veldhuis, C. Brownlee, J.C. Green, R. Harris, and B.R. Heimdal: Emiliania huxleyi as a key to biosphere-geosphere interaction18. K. Takahashi: Coccolithophorid bioceonosis: production and fluxes to the deep sea19. M.H. Conte, J.K. Volkman, and G. Eglinton: Lipid biomarkers of the Prymnesiophyceae20. J.R. Young, P.R. Bown, and J.A. Burnett: Palaeontological perspectives21. L.K. Medlin, G.L.A. Barker, M. Baumann, P.K. Hayes, and M. Lange: Molecular biology and systematics22. T. Cavalier-Smith: Origin and relationships of the Haptophyta