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Diatoms Biology and Morphology of the Genera

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ISBN-10: 0521714699

ISBN-13: 9780521714693

Edition: 1990

Authors: F. E. Round, R. M. Crawford, D. G. Mann

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Illustrated descriptions of over 250 genera of diatoms are presented for the first time in this wide-ranging volume. The introduction describes the diatom cell in detail, the structure of the wall (often extremely beautiful designs), the cell contents and aspects of life cycle and cell division. The generic atlas section is the first account of diatom systematics since 1928, and each generic description is accompanied by scanning electron micrographs to show the characteristic structure.
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Book details

List price: $106.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 760
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Biology of Diatoms
The diatom cell
Collecting and studying diatoms
Silicon: occurrence, uptake and deposition
Cell symmetry
Life form
Valve structure
Complementarity and heterovalvy
Ocelli, pseudocelli and pseudonoduli
Girdle bands (copulae)
Internal valves
Resting stages and resting spores
The organic casing
The protoplast: plastids, mitchondria, dictyosomes, nucleus, vacuole
The cell cycle
Vegetative multiplication and cell size reduction
Sexual reproduction
Physiological anisogamy and isogamy
Automixis and parthenogenesis
Auxospore development
Concepts in diatom systematics
Evolution and phylogeny
Accounts of genera - preliminary notes
Summary of classification
Generic Atlas
Centric genera
Araphid genera
Raphid genera
new taxa
list of recently described genera
index nominum genericorum
Taxonomic index
Subject index