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Origins of Algae and their Plastids

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Edited By: Debashish Bhattacharya
287 pages, Illus, 55 figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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  • Origins of Algae and their Plastids ISBN: 9783211830352 Paperback Dec 1997 Out of Print #82755
  • Origins of Algae and their Plastids ISBN: 9783211830369 Hardback Dec 1997 Out of Print #72267
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Recent molecular sequence analyses show that the algae are of polyphyletic origins and that their evolution is best explained by tracing the endosymbiotic events that have resulted in the origins of their plastids. This volume provides a thorough and up-to-date account of the major findings in algal, cyano-bacterial and plastid phylogeny.


Bhattacharya, D.: An introduction to algal phylogeny and phylogenetic methods.- Turner, S.: Molecular systematics of oxygenic photosynthetic bacteria.- Delwiche, C.F., Palmer, J.D.: The origin of plastids and their spread via secondary symbiosis.- Friedl, T.: The evolution of the Green Algae.- Huss, V.A.R., Kranz, H.D.: Charophyte evolution and the origin of land plants.- Saunders, G.W., Kraft, G.T.: A molecular perspective on red algal evolution: focus on the Florideophycidae.- Bhattacharya, D., Schmidt, H.A.: Division Glaucocystophyta.- Loffelhardt, W., Bohnert, H.J., Bryant, D.A.: The complete sequence of the Cyanophora paradoxa cyanelle genome (Glaucocystophyceae).- Fraunholz, M.J., et al.: The evolution of cryptophytes.- McFadden, G.I., Gilson, P.R., Hofmann, C.J.B.: Division Chlorarachniophyta.- Medlin, L.K., et al.: Phylogenetic relationships of the "golden algae? (haptophytes, heterokont chromophytes) and their plastids.- Druehl, L.D., et al.: Molecular and morphological phylogenies of kelp and associated brown algae.- Saunders, G.W., et al.: Small-subunit ribosomal RNA sequences from selected dinoflagellates: testing classical evolutionary hypotheses with molecular systematic methods.- McFadden, G.I., et al.: Plastids in apicomplexan parasites.

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Out of Print
Edited By: Debashish Bhattacharya
287 pages, Illus, 55 figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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... Dieses Buch ist ... fur Palaobotaniker sehr wichtig, weil hier die Fortschritte der letzten zehn Jahre zusammenfassend fur die einzelnen Gruppen dargestellt sind, jeweils begleitet von umfangreichen Literaturverzeichnissen. Dem Leser wird also der neueste Forschungsstand prasentiert ... er kann sich informieren, offene Fragen erkennen und feststellen, dass die Systematik mancher Gruppen doch noch sehr im Fluss ist. Ausserdem findet der Leser Hinweise auf notige Forschungen ... Dieses Buch kann allen Interessenten nur empfohlen werden. Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie
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