Freshwater Dinoflagellates of North America (inbunden)
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Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
272
Utgivningsdatum
2014-06-05
Förlag
Comstock Publishing Associates
Illustratör/Fotograf
116 black & white halftones 266, 73 maps, 69 black & white line drawings 8 colour plates
Illustrationer
73 Maps
Dimensioner
235 x 156 x 21 mm
Vikt
563 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780801451768
Freshwater Dinoflagellates of North America (inbunden)

Freshwater Dinoflagellates of North America

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Dinoflagellates are common unicellular organisms found in all types of aquatic ecosystems and are important contributors to freshwater ecosystems as significant primary producers of biomass. Despite increasing interest in the biology of living and fossil dinoflagellates, there has been no compilation of dinoflagellate species found in North America since 1934, and no keys to species. In Freshwater Dinoflagellates of North America, Susan Carty provides a much-needed taxonomic guide covering Canada, the United States, Mexico, all of Central America, the Caribbean, and Greenland. Features of the book include* identification of dinoflagellate species,* distribution maps of species,* ecological and morphological keys to genera,* key to species within genus,* lists of references by location,* glossary, and* an extensive illustration program. Following an introductory section on the biology, morphology, and ecology of freshwater dinoflagellates, the species are presented in a field guide format with distribution maps, written descriptions emphasizing notable features, line drawings, and black-and-white and color micrographs.
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"Freshwater Dinoflagellates of North America features excellent coverage of the literature, geographic regions of the continent, and types of habitat in which dinoflagellates are found. It is likely to be the first book sought when one is examining a freshwater body and needs to identify dinoflagellates within it." -- Robert Sheath, California State University San Marcosco, author of <I>Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification</I>

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Susan Carty is Professor of Biology at Heidelberg University.

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INTRODUCTIONFuture Research NeededWhat Is a Dinoflagellate?History of North American Freshwater Dinoflagellate ResearchDinoflagellate BiologyMethodsTaxonomyKEYS AND TAXA DESCRIPTIONSKey to All Genera 1: ClassicKey to All Genera 2: Starting with HabitatKey to All Genera 3: Common or Easy-to-Identify Freshwater Species*Athecate/Naked Taxa (Actiniscus, Amphidinium, Bernardinium, Cystodinedria, Cystodinium, Dinamoeba, Dinastridium, Dinococcus, Esoptrodinium, Gloeodinium, Gymnodinium, Gyrodinium, Haidadinium, Hypnodinium, Katodinium, Opisthoaulax, Piscinoodinium, Prosoaulax, Pseudoactiniscus, Rufusiella, Stylodinium, Tetradinium) *Thecate/Armored Taxa (Amphidiniopsis, Borghiella, Ceratium, Dinosphaera, Durinskia, Entzia, Glenodiniopsis, Glochidinium, Gonyaulax, Hemidinium, Jadwigia, Kansodinium, Lophodinium, Naiadinium, Palatinus, Parvodinium, Peridiniopsis, Peridinium, Prorocentrum, Sphaerodinium, Staszicella, Thompsodinium, Tovellia, Tyrannodinium, Woloszynskia)Appendix A. Documentation of Taxa by LocationAppendix B. Geographic References by LocationAppendix C. Latin Diagnoses and Other Technical IssuesGlossaryLiterature CitedTaxonomic Index