Algae

Author: Christiaan Hoek
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521316873
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A reliable and modern introduction to the kaleidoscopic diversity and evolutionary relationships of alage.

The Ecology of Algae

Author: F. E. Round
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521269063
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This book looks at the actual habitats in which algae occur. The communities of the individual habitats such as open water, sediments, rocky shores, coral reefs, hot springs, sea ice, soil, etc., are then discussed with special phenomena highlighted, for example rhythmic activity, nitrogen fixation and buoyancy.

Algae

Author: Linda E. Graham
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
ISBN:
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"Featuring hundreds of new illustrations, a new chapter (23) on terrestrial algae, and through classification updates, Algae, Second Edition is the indispensable guide for studying algae. With an emphasis on algae ecology and molecular biology, the authors focus on what readers really want to know about algae - why they are so diverse; how they are related; how to distinguish the major types; their roles in food webs; how we utilize them, and more. This text also provides broad coverage of freshwater, marine, and terrestrial algae."--Jacket.

Textbook of Algae

Author: O. P. Sharma
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780074519288
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Aimed to meet requirements of undergraduate students of botany. This book covers topics such as: evolution of sex and sexuality in algae; and, pigments in algae with their chemistry and the evolution of thallus in algae.

Unravelling the algae

Author: Juliet Brodie
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849379901
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Acting as titans in global control of the biosphere and colonizing virtually all corners of the earth, algae, extremely diverse and numerous oxygenic, photosynthetic organisms, can be major players in and drivers of environmental change. For hundreds of years, since their evolutionary origins by endosymbiosis, when a protozoan enslaved a cyanobacterium, fascinated scientists strove to uncover the mysteries of their diversity, interactions, taxonomy, and classification. Today, new molecular tools and technologies like chromatography and genetic fingerprinting reveal the innermost secrets of algal ancestry and phylogeny and open new possibilities to answering age-old questions. Unravelling the algae: the past, present, and future of algal systematics brings together the most respected minds in the field to review the state-of-the-science and assess the impact of molecular tools on the taxonomy of algal groups. Emphasizing that a range of traditional and molecular approaches are required, along with other techniques such as transmission electron microscopy, to support full interpretation of the data, the book discusses the extent to which these tools broaden our understanding of the immense diversity of algae and revolutionize ideas of taxonomy and classification. Divided into three parts, the book introduces the very latest ideas on the evolution of algae and the concept of classification and illustrates contrasting viewpoints. The second section addresses systematics and covers virtually all algal groups ranging from microalgae to ultraplankton with individual chapters devoted to each. The final section explores the impact of genomics on algal systematics and concludes with a discussion of future directions for research. As the most up-to-date, authoritative source for classifying algae, this bookprovides unparalleled access to the encyclopedic information revealed by the use of the latest in molecular tools.

Algae

Author: American Water Works Association
Publisher: American Water Works Association
ISBN: 1613001169
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This AWWA manual of practice provides water professionals with solutions to algae-related problems. Topics covered include identification of algal species, monitoring programs, and best management and treatment strategies.

A Biology of the Algae

Author: Philip Sze
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
ISBN:
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This concise text provides an evolutionary, ecological and morpholgical introduction to the algae. It contains eight pages of colour photographs, more accurate coverage of phytoplankton, and a new section on the ecological cycle of algae. The taxonomy section is updated to take account of molecular phylogeny, origin of the chloroplast, and haptophytes.

Therapeutic and Nutritional Uses of Algae

Author: Leonel Pereira
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351648888
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Algae have been used since ancient times as food, fodder, fertilizer and as source of medicine. Nowadays seaweeds represent an unlimited source of the raw materials used in pharmaceutical, food industries, medicine and cosmetics. They are nutritionally valuable as fresh or dried vegetables, or as ingredients in a wide variety of prepared foods. In particular, seaweeds contain significant quantities of protein, lipids, minerals and vitamins. There is limited information about the role of algae and algal metabolites in medicine. Only a few taxa have been studied for their use in medicine. Many traditional cultures report curative powers from selected alga, in particular tropical and subtropical marine forms. This is especially true in the maritime areas of Asia, where the sea plays a significant role in daily activities. Nonetheless, at present, only a few genera and species of algae are involved in aspects of medicine and therapy. Beneficial uses of algae or algal products include those that may mimic specific manifestations of human diseases, production of antibiotic compounds, or improvement of human nutrition in obstetrics, dental research, thallassotherapy, and forensic medicine.