Marine Pelagic Cyanobacteria: Trichodesmium and other Diazotrophs

Marine Pelagic Cyanobacteria: Trichodesmium and other Diazotrophs

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Planktonic marine cyanobacteria are abundant and significant in the biogeochemistry of the sea. This volume focuses on the filamentous cyanobacteria, particularly those in the genus Trichodesmium which are common in tropical and subtropical seas. A portion of this book also concerns bloom-forming cyanobacteria in the Baltic Sea area. Filamentous cyanobacteria are important as primary producers and for the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen and thus are significant in global cycling of both of these elements. In recent years, through the application of new techniques and intensive multi-disciplinary research programs, progress has been made in understanding both the biology of these cyanobacteria and their place in the marine food web.
A broad range of topics is covered in this book, ranging from molecular biology, physiology, ultrastructure, enzyme localization, toxicology, remote sensing, buoyancy, herbivory and the ecology of these organisms in the marine food web. This volume is an outgrowth of a NATO-sponsored meeting held in May 1991 in Bamberg, Germany, and represents the latest synthesis on these marine phytoplankters.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 358 pages
  • 159 x 243.3 x 26.7mm | 730.3g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1992 ed.
  • XII, 358 p.
  • 0792316142
  • 9780792316145

Table of contents

1. Overview of the Advanced Research Workshop on Bloom Forming Marine Cyanobacteria; D.G. Capone, J.G. Rueter, E.J. Carpenter. 2. Trichodesmium: Ultrastructure and Protein Localization; P.J.A. Siddiqui, E.J. Carpenter, B. Bergman. 3. Oxygen Cycling in Cyanobacteria, With Special Reference to Oxygen Protection in Trichodesmium spp.; T.M. Kana. 4. Oxygen Dynamics in Trichodesmium spp. dynamics; H.W. Paerl, B.M. Bebout. 5. Grazers and Associated Organisms of Trichodesmium; J.M. O'Neal, M.R. Roman. 6. Trophodynamics of Marine Cyanobacteria Blooms; K.G. Sellner. 7. Spatio-temporal Dynamics of the Cyanobacterial Blooms in the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea; K. Kononen, S. Nommann. 8. N2 Fixation in Non-Heterocystous Cyanobacteria: An Overview; J.R. Gallon, L.J. Stal. 9. The Gas Vesicles and Buoyancy of Trichodesmium; A.E. Walsby. 10. Marine Nitrogen-Fixing Diatom -- Cyanobacteria Symbioses; T.A. Villareal. 11. Discoloured Waters in the Melanesian Archipelago (New Caledonia and Vanuatu). The Value of the Nimbus-7 Coastal Zone Colour Scanner Observations; C. Dupouy. 12. Development of Algorithms for Remote Sensing of Trichodesmium Blooms; G.A. Borstad, J.F.R. Gower, E.J. Carpenter. 13. Nitrogen Fixation in Trichodesmium Blooms; E.J. Carpenter, D.G. Capone. 14. Trichodesmium Blooms and New Nitrogen in the North Pacific Gyre; D.M. Karl, R. Letelier, D.V. Hebel, D.F. Bird, C.D. Winn. 15. Buoyancy Regulation and Vertical Migration ofTrichodesmium: A Computer-Model Prediction; J. Kromkamp, A.E. Walsby. 16. Molecular Biology of Nitrogen Fixation in Natural Populations of Marine Cyanobacteria; J.P. Zehr. 17. Pelagic Trichodesmium (=Oscillatoria) in the Great Barrier Reef Region; M.J. Furnas. 18. Effect of Trichodesmium Blooms on Water Quality in the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon; G.B. Jones. 19. Iron Nutrition of Trichodesmium; J.G. Rueter, D.A. Hutchins, R.W. Smith, N.L. Unsworth. 20. Trichodesmium: Establishment of Culture and Characteristics of N2-fixation; K. Ohki, J.P. Zehr, Y. Fujita. 21. The Toxicity of Trichodesmium Blooms from Caribbean Waters; S.P. Hauser, G.A. Codd. 22. Superoxide Dismutase as a Protective Enzyme Against Oxygen Toxicity: An Overview and Initial Studies in Trichodesmium; K.A. Cunnignsham, D.G. Capone. 23. Trichodesmium Blooms in the Gulf of Thailand; S. Suvapepun. Index.
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Review quote

' The book is of great interest to aquatic ecologists, microbiologists, botanists and all people with special interest in cyanobacteriology. ' Arch. Hydrobiol. 126:1 1992
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