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Algae (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition

The foremost textbook and reference for studying Phycology, Algae, Second Edition features hundreds of new illustrations, a new chapter on terrestrial algae, and thorough updates that reflect new classification structures. With an emphasis on algae ecology and molecular biology, the authors focus on what students 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; global biogeochemical cycling; the formation of harmful algae blooms; and how we utilize them. The text also provides a broad coverage of freshwater, marine, and terrestrial algae. Introduction to the Algae—Occurrence, Relationships, Nutrition, Definition, General Features, The Roles of Algae in Biochemistry,Algae in Biotic Associations, Technological Applications of Algae, Algal Diversity and Relationships—Taxonomy, Systematics, and Phylogeny, Cyanobacteria (Chloroxybacteria), Endosymbiosis and the Origin of Eukaryotic Algae—With a Focus on Glaucophytes, Chlorarachniophytes, and Apicomlexans, Euglenoids, Cryptomonads, Haptophytes, Dinoflagellates, Ochrophytes I—Introduction to the Ochrophytes and a focus on Diatoms, Ochrophytes II—Raphidophyceans, Chrysophyceans, Synurophyceans, and Eustigmatophyceans, Ochrophytes III—Pelagophyceans, Silicoflagellates, Pedinellids, and Related Forms, Ochrophytes IV—Chrysomeridaleans, Phaeothamniophyceans, Tribophyceans, and Phaeophyceans, Red Algae, Green Algae I—Introduction and Prasinophyceans, Green Algae II—Ulvophyceans, Green Algae III—Trebouxiophyceans, Green Algae IV—Chlorophyceans, Green Algae V—Charophyceans, Phytoplankton Ecology, Macroalgal and Periphyton Ecology. Intended for those interested in learning the basics of algae

Algae: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology, Second Edition 2nd Edition

A single-source reference on the biology of algae, Algae: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology, Second Edition examines the most important taxa and structures for freshwater, marine, and terrestrial forms of algae. Its comprehensive coverage goes from algae's historical role through its taxonomy and ecology to its natural product possibilities.

The authors have gathered a significant amount of new material since the publication of the first edition. This completely revised second edition contains many changes and additions including the following:

  • All revised and rewritten tables, plus new figures, many in color
  • A fascinating new chapter: Oddities and Curiosities in the Algal World
  • Expanded information on algal anatomy
  • Absorption spectra from all algal divisions, chlorophylls, and accessory pigments
  • Additional information on collection, storage, and preservation of algae
  • Updated section on algal toxins and algal bioactive molecules

The book's unifying theme is on the important role of algae in the earth's self-regulating life support system and its function within restorative models of planetary health. It also discusses algae's biotechnological applications, including potential nutritional and pharmaceutical products. Written for students as well as researchers, teachers, and professionals in the field of phycology and applied phycology, this new full-color edition is both illuminating and inspiring

Algal Adaptation to Environmental Stresses 2001st Edition

Algae, generally held as the principal primary producers of aquatic systems, inhabit all conceivable habitats. They have great ability to cope with a harsh environment, e.g. extremely high and low temperatures, suboptimal and supraoptimal light intensities, low availability of essential nutrients and other resources, and high concentrations of toxic chemicals, etc. A multitude of physiological, biochemical, and molecular strategies enable them to survive and grow in stressful habitats. This book presents a critical account of various mechanisms of stress tolerance in algae, many of which may occur in microbes and plants as well.

Algae Biomass: Characteristics and Applications: Towards Algae-based Products (Developments in Applied Phycology) 1st ed. 2018 Edition

This book is a compendium of knowledge on the useful properties of algae in the context of application as a useful component of innovative natural products. It presents all aspects of industrial applications of macroalgae biomass derived from the natural environment. Despite many interesting characteristics, algae are still regarded as undervalued raw material, therefore, present in the following chapters are not only environmental benefits arising from the development of excessive algal biomass, but also the distribution and biology of algae in natural conditions in reservoirs, methods of obtaining extracts from biomass of algae for industrial purposes. Furthermore, it also includes topics such as the use of biomass and algae extracts for the industrial purposes, in animal breeding and for agricultural purposes, as well as the economic aspects of algae biomass harvesting for industrial purposes. The book is intended for a wide audience interested in new methods of obtaining the biomass from the natural environment for industrial purposes and the manufacture of products based on bioactive substances obtained from the environment

Algae Biotechnology: Products and Processes (Green Energy and Technology) 1st ed. 2016 Edition

This book examines the utilization of algae for the development of useful products and processes with the emphasis towards green technologies and processes, and the requirements to make these viable. Serving as a complete reference guide to the production of biofuels and other value added products from micro and macro algae, it covers various aspects of algal biotechnology from the basics to large scale cultivation, harvesting and processing for a variety of products. It is authored and edited by respected world experts in the field of algal biotechnology and provides the most up to date and cutting edge information on developments in the field. Over the past decade there has been substantial focus and related literature on the application of algal biomass for the generation of novel processes and products. ‘Algae Biotechnology: Products and Processes’ encompasses a holistic approach to critically evaluating developments in the field of algal biotechnology whilst taking into account recent advances and building on the body of knowledge. Aspects of the effects of harmful algae are also discussed, as well as the potential commercial application of algal biotechnology, the techno-economic feasibility of algal biodiesel production and the use of genetic and metabolic engineering for the improvement of yield. Other bioenergy sources such as alcohol fuels, aviation fuels, biohydrogen and biogas are also covered. This book is intended for postgraduates and researchers working in the biofuels and algal industry; it constitutes ideal reference material for both early stage and established researchers.

Algae for Biofuels and Energy (Developments in Applied Phycology) 2013th Edition

Microalgae are one of the most studied potential sources of biofuels and bioenergy. This book covers the key steps in the production of renewable biofuels from microalgae - strain selection, culture systems, inorganic carbon utilisation, lipid metabolism and quality, hydrogen production, genetic engineering, biomass harvesting, extraction. Greenhouse gas and techno-economic modelling are reviewed as is the 100 year history of microalgae as sources of biofuels and of commercial-scale microalgae culture. A summary of relevant basic standard methods used in the study of microalgae culture is provided. The book is intended for the expert and those starting work in the field.​

Algae of Australia: Marine Benthic Algae of North-western Australia (Aquatic Science)

Marine plants, or seaweeds, are unjustly perceived as one of the least charismatic groups of marine organisms. In truth they include many spectacular and attractive species; moreover, they comprise a vital component of coastal ecosystems, providing food and shelter for marine animals as well as contributing significantly to regional biodiversity. For over a decade, Dr John Huisman, in collaboration with students and colleagues, has collected and studied the marine plants of Australia’s vast and remote north-west coast, these activities uncovering numerous undescribed genera and species and resulting in a manifold increase in the known flora. His accounts of the marine algae are presented in two volumes of the Algae of Australia series; this part, describing the red algae, follows an earlier volume (2015) describing the green and brown algae.

Although not as conspicuous as the larger brown algae, the red algae are typically more diverse, with the number of species in any location more than twice that of the green and brown algae combined. This volume is an authoritative floristic account of the marine red algae of north-western Australia and includes 158 genera and 351 species, with 7 genera and 88 species newly described.

Each taxonomic level, from division to species, is fully described, incorporating current nomenclature, morphology, keys, and numerous figures, many in color. These two volumes represent the first detailed accounts of the marine plants of tropical Western Australia and document numerous taxa newly recorded for the region.


  • An authoritative account of the marine red algae of north-western Australia, covering 158 genera and 351 species
  • Detailed descriptions that include morphology, diagnostic keys and are illustrated with multiple photographs
  • Newest volume in the Algae of Australia series, co-published by CSIRO Publishing and the Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)

Anna Atkins: Photographs of British Algæ: Cyanotype Impressions (Sir John Herschel’s Copy)

Shortly after William Henry Fox Talbot announced his invention of photography in 1839, the amateur botanist Anna Atkins (1799–1871), daughter of a prominent British scientist, began to experiment with the medium. In 1843 she turned to her friend Sir John Herschel's recently discovered cyanotype process to publish her collection of native seaweeds. Over the next decade, Atkins printed and issued these bracingly modern photograms to her "botanical friends" in the form of hand-stitched fascicles.

The first book to be illustrated by photography and the earliest sustained application of photography to science, British Algæ is a landmark in publishing and photography. Of the nearly two dozen substantially complete or partial copies known to exist, each is distinct in its appearance and often in its number and arrangement of plates. The set of 13 parts she gave to Herschel―now in the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library―is especially important and was carefully preserved by generations of the Herschel family. This sumptuous facsimile edition reproduces the recto and verso of each plate, presenting the work as its creator intended.

Diatoms: Biology and Morphology of the Genera

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.

Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification (Aquatic Ecology) 2nd Edition

Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification, Second Edition is an authoritative and practical treatise on the classification, biodiversity, and ecology of all known genera of freshwater algae from North America. The book provides essential taxonomic and ecological information about one of the most diverse and ubiquitous groups of organisms on earth. This single volume brings together experts on all the groups of algae that occur in fresh waters (also soils, snow, and extreme inland environments). In the decade since the first edition, there has been an explosion of new information on the classification, ecology, and biogeography of many groups of algae, with the use of molecular techniques and renewed interest in biological diversity. Accordingly, this new edition covers updated classification information of most algal groups and the reassignment of many genera and species, as well as new research on harmful algal blooms.

  • Extensive and complete
  • Describes every genus of freshwater algae known from North America, with an analytical dichotomous key, descriptions of diagnostic features, and at least one image of every genus.
  • Full-color images throughout provide superb visual examples of freshwater algae
  • Updated Environmental Issues and Classifications, including new information on harmful algal blooms (HAB)
  • Fully revised introductory chapters, including new topics on biodiversity, and taste and odor problems
  • Updated to reflect the rapid advances in algal classification and taxonomy due to the widespread use of DNA technologies
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Lichens: The New Naturalist (Collins New Naturalist) Hardcover – March 1, 2000

Lichens are fascinating and beautiful organisms able to colonise a vast range of habitats, including seemingly impossible places such as bare icy mountain tops and sun-scorched coastal rocks. This book discusses all aspects of British lichens, revealing the secrets of their success. The book begins by looking at how lichens have been used throughout history in medicines, dyes, food and perfumes. It then goes on to describe what lichens are, and how they grow and reproduce. A detailed survey is given of the range of habitats in which lichens can be found: on trees, rocks, heaths and moors, chalk and limestone, mountains, rivers, lakes, the coast, walls and buildings, most famously on churches and in churchyards. Gilbert also discusses the susceptibility of lichens to air pollution, and how they can be used to detect environmental pollution. The comprehensive, reader-friendly text, over 150 illustrations and 16 pages of colour, combine to make Lichens the definitive work on this subject of great natural history interest.

Plankton Algae of Southeast Asia

This book is a taxonomic report on Plankton Algae found in samples collected from Southeast Asia covering Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia. A total number of 670 taxa containing 66 taxa of Cyanophyceae, 26 taxa of Chrysophyceae, 27 taxa of Xanthophyceae, 8 taxa of Dinophyceae, 316 taxa of Euglenophyceae and 227 taxa of Chlorophyceae, has been described in the book along with photomicrograph and figures of each alga. In the algal group of Euglenophyceae, 10 taxa of Euglena, 28 taxa of Lepocinclis, 75 taxa of Phacus, 47 taxa of Strombomonas and 127 taxa of Trachelomonas have been found in polluted water, ponds or road side ditches of the area. The diversity of euglenaceous algae in the area has shown a relative connection with the distribution in Australia (Playfair, 1915, 1921), in Taiwan (Yamagishi, 1992), in China (Shi, 1999) and Japan (Yamagishi, 1984-1998). In other algal groups, Merismoarcus and Bacularia of Cyanophyceae, Phalansterium of Chrysophyceae, Octosporiella,Tetras poridium, Chlorophyceae have been observed as unique or rare algae.

Renewable Energy Systems 2013th Edition

Humanity is facing a steadily diminishing supply of fossil fuels, causing researchers, policy makers, and the population as a whole to turn increasingly to alternative and especially renewable sources of energy to make up this deficit. Gathering over 80 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technologies, Renewable Energy Systems provides an authoritative introduction to a wide variety of renewable energy sources. State-of-the-art coverage includes geothermal power stations, ocean energy, renewable energy from biomass, waste to energy, and wind power. This comprehensive, two-volume work provides an excellent introduction for those entering these fields, as well as new insights for advanced researchers, industry experts, and decision makers.

The Role of Microalgae in Wastewater Treatment 1st ed. 2019 Edition

This book deals with the most emerging aspects of algal research with special reference to microalgae viz; diversity, mutations, genomics and metagenomics study, eco-physiology, culturing, microalgae for food and feed, biofuel production, harvesting of microalgae, separation, and purification of biochemicals, techno-economical assessment, microalgal biotechnology, algal-bacterial systems for wastewater treatment. It describes the complex issues associated with the above-mentioned areas with the intervention of cutting-edge biotechnological tools and techniques like next-generation sequencing methods, metabolomics, and bioreactor design and development. The chapters provide past developments, current information and future prospects of algal technology as an alternate avenue for waste water treatment and its potential for production of biofuel and nutraceuticals.
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