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Unravelling the Algae The Past, Present, and Future of Algae Systematics

Edited By: Juliet Brodie and Jane Lewis
392 pages, Col plates, diagrams
Publisher: CRC Press
Unravelling the Algae
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Reviews the state-of-the-science and assesses the impact of molecular tools on the taxonomy of algal groups. It discusses the extent to which these tools extend understanding of the immense algal diversity and revolutionize ideas of taxonomy and classification. Illustrating contrasting viewpoints, the book highlights contemporary perspectives on algal evolution and the concept of classification, addresses systematics and taxonomy for virtually all algal groups ranging from microalgae to ultraplankton, explores the impact of genomics on algal systematics, and concludes with a discussion of future directions for research.


Introduction. Overview of the Algae I. Overview of the Algae II. Cyanobacteria. Red Algae. Green Algae. Chlorarachniophytes. Haptophytes. Cryptomonads. Dinoflagellates. Heterokontophyta. Chrysophytes. The Gaps. Genomics. Classifications andSystematics. Future Trends.

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Natural History Museum, London, UK University of Westminster, London, UK

Edited By: Juliet Brodie and Jane Lewis
392 pages, Col plates, diagrams
Publisher: CRC Press
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