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  • Date Published: April 2018
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107555655
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  • Phycology is the study of algae, the primary photosynthetic organisms in freshwater and marine food chains. Since the publication of the first edition in 1981, this textbook has established itself as a classic resource on this subject. Aimed at upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in phycology, limnology and biological oceanography, this revised edition maintains the format of previous editions, whilst incorporating the recent developments in the field such as: the potential and challenges of producing algae biofuel; the proliferation of algal toxins; and the development of new molecular tools and technologies on ancestry, phylogeny, and taxonomy of algae.

    • Discusses the connection between the surplus of pollutants in waters due to Man's activities and the increasingly high densities of algae growth resulting in blooms of nuisance and/or toxin-producing genera
    • Introduces the latest research on algae as a biomass resource, allowing students to learn about the various strands of development in this field and the hurdles that this technology has yet to overcome before it can compete in the fuel market
    • Explains how the application of powerful and ultra-rapid nucleic acid sequencing techniques to the problems of phylogenetic studies has led to a greater understanding of the evolution of algal groups and their interrelationships
    • Covers the economic importance of algae from their role as primary producers of the aquatic environments to source of food for both animals and humans, and their ability to yield specific chemical products and antibiotics
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    • Edition: 5th Edition
    • Date Published: April 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107555655
    • length: 546 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 190 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.19kg
    • contains: 427 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Basic characteristics of the algae
    Part II. The Prokaryotic Algae:
    2. Cyanobacteria
    Part III. Evolution of the Chloroplast:
    3. Glaucophyta
    4. Rhodophyta
    5. Chlorophyta
    Part IV. Evolution of One Membrane of Chloroplast Endoplasmic Reticulum:
    6. Euglenophyta
    7. Dinophyta
    8. Apicomplexa
    Part V. Evolution of Two Membranes of Chloroplast Endoplasmic Reticulum and the Chlorarachniophyta:
    9. Cryptophyta
    10. Heterokontophyta, Chrysophyceae
    11. Heterokontophyta, Synurophyceae
    12. Heterokontophyta, Eustigmatophyceae
    13. Heterokontophyta, Pinguiophyceae
    14. Heterokontophyta, Dictyochrophyceae
    15. Heterokontophyta, Pelagophyceae
    16. Heterokontophyta, Bolidophyceae
    17. Heterokontophyta, Bacillariophyceae
    18. Heterokontophyta, Raphidophyceae
    19. Heterokontophyta, Xanthophyceae
    20. Heterokontophyta, Phaeothamniophyceae
    21. Heterokontophyta, Phaeophyceae
    22. Prymnesiophyta
    23. Algae and the environment

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    Robert Edward Lee, Colorado State University
    Robert Edward Lee was educated at Cornell University (B.S., 1960–4) and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Ph.D., 1966–71) and served as a Platoon leader in the US Army First Infantry Division (1964–6). He was Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (1971–7), Associate Professor at Shiraz (Pahlavi) University, Shiraz, Iran (1977–9), Fellow of Schepens Eye Research Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston (1979–81) and is currently Coordinator of Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, a post he has held since 1981. For 50 years, and 5 editions of Phycology, Lee has been interested in the systematics, evolution, and ecology of the algae as well as the important economic aspects of the organisms.

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