Series: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa [Freshwater Flora of Europe] Volume: 6
272 pages, 256 b/w line drawings
This volume is a compilation of Dinophyceae which are of interest to phycologists and protozoologists. Since it is very difficult to classify of the unicellular organisms as plants or animals two approaches can be found to the classification of dinoflagellates - the botanical and zoological. We have employed the phycological (botanical) approach in our textbook. However, we view the dinoflagellates as protists which exhibit both plant and animal features. This also holds true for the marine dinoflagellates which are richer in number of genera and species than their freshwater counterparts.
Classically phycologists divided dinoflagellates into monads, rhizopods, coccals, capsals and trichals based on morphology. During our studies of freshwater dinoflagellates we have observed and recorded stages transcendent among these forms. We have also lumped many poorly described species. We have listed in the appendix all the freshwater species known. Thus we face a dilemma wether to compile dinoflagellates according to classical systematics or to use the classical approach inserting new information. We have chosen the latter.
Reprint, originally published in 1990.
I. General part; - 1. Introduction; - 2. Cell structure, 2. 1. Cell covering, 2.2. Flagella and motion, 2.3. Protoplasm and dinokaryon, 2.4. Chloroplasts, 2.5. Vacuoles and pusules, 2.6. Miscellaneous organelles and structures, 2.7. Nutrition; - 3. Morphology, 3. 1. The monadoid habit, 3.2. The rhizopodial habit, 3.3. The coccoid habit; - 4. Reproduction, 4.1. Asexual reproduction, 4.2. Sexual reproduction; - 5. Resting stages; - 6. Life history and cell growth, 6.1. Monads, 6.2. Coccoids, 6.3. Cell growth; - 7. Occurrence and ecology; - 8. Sampling, identification and culture methods; - 9. Classification; - II. Special part; - Dinophyceae; - 1. Subclass Adinophycidae, 1. Order Desmomastigales, 1. Family Desmomastigaceae Christensen, 1. Desmomastix Pascher, 2. Family Protaspidaceae Skuja, 1. Protaspis Skuja, 3. Family Spiromonadaceae Brugerolle and Mignot, 1. Spiromonas Dujardin; - 2. Subclass Dinophycidae, 1. Order Peridiniales, 1. Family Gymnodiniaceae (Bergh) Schutt, 1. Amphidinium Claparede and Lachmann, 2. Gymnodinium Stein, 3. Katodinium Fott, 4. Gyrodinium Kofoid and Swezy, 5. Bernardinium Chodat, 2. Family Woloszynskiaceae Bourrelly, 1. Woloszynskia Thompson, 3. Family Hemidiniaceae Bourrelly, 1. Hemidinium Stein, 4. Family Glenodiniopsidaceae Schiller, 1. Glenodiniopsis Woloszynska, 2. Sphaerodinium Woloszynska, 5. Family Peridiniaceae Ehrenberg, 1. Peridinium Ehrenberg, 2. Peridiniopsis Lemmermann, 6. Family Ceratiaceae (Schutt) Lindemann, 1. Ceratium Schrank, 7. Family Gonyaulacaceae Lindemann, 1. Gonyaulax Diesing, 8. Family Dinosphaeraceae Lindemann, 1. Diplopsalis Bergh, 2. Dinosphaera Kofoid and Michener, 2. Order Dinococcales, 1. Family Dinococcaceae Fott, 1. Dinococcus (Woloszynska) Fott, 2. Tetradinium Klebs, 3. Cystodinium Klebs, 4. Stylodinium Klebs, 5. Cystodinedria Klebs; - Addenda; - References; - Taxonomical Index
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