Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology

The Diatom World

Editors: Seckbach, Joseph, Kociolek, Patrick (Eds.)

  • Contributions from some of the leading experts in the field
  • Includes important compilations and new research results
  • New and emerging research areas related to diatoms are introduced and discussed
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About this book

Diatoms are fascinating algae, whose relevance today is greater than perhaps ever before. They are important players in a wide range of ecosystems, freshwater, brackish and marine.  They are also being investigated as a source of renewable biofuels.  Because the literature on diatoms is published in a diverse set of journals under many different disciplines, it is hard for people to track down the diverse array of cutting edge research results on the group.  The Diatom World brings together many of the experts in the world of diatom research, who summarize important topics on diatom classification, biology, genomics research, and a broad spectrum of ecological studies, and present new data in these areas.  The topics address age-old questions, and explore new and emerging areas of research.  In this combination of persistent questions, and new horizons, it is clear that the diatoms remain as fascinating and intriguing today as they were when Von Leeuwenhoek first spied them over 300 years ago.  We suspect interest in this group will grow in the years to come, as many new fields emerge around their biology, geological record, incredible morphologies and ecological breadth

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book describes the properties of diatoms, or with a more appropriate expression the diatom world. … this book provides a great insight into the diatom world. Interestingly, this book contains not only reviews but the authors’ own results. It is well illustrated with graphs and photos that bring closer to us not only the diatoms but the researchers as well. This book can be recommended to everyone interested in these algae and in this field of science.” (M. Duleba, Acta Botanica Hungarica, Vol. 54 (1-2), 2012)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Collecting, Cleaning, Mounting, and Photographing Diatoms

    Nagy, Stephen S.

    Pages 1-18

  • Morphology, Cell Wall, Cytology, Ultrastructure and Morphogenetic Studies

    Cox, Eileen J.

    Pages 21-45

  • An Overview of Diatom Classification with Some Prospects for the Future

    Williams, David M. (et al.)

    Pages 47-91

  • A Review of the Evolution of the Diatoms from the Origin of the Lineage to Their Populations

    Medlin, Linda K.

    Pages 93-118

  • Status of the Pursuit of the Diatom Phylogeny: Are Traditional Views and New Molecular Paradigms Really That Different?

    Theriot, Edward C. (et al.)

    Pages 119-142

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Diatom World
Editors
  • Joseph Seckbach
  • Patrick Kociolek
Series Title
Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1327-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1327-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1326-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3628-3
Series ISSN
1566-0400
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 534
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