Microalgal Cell Cycles
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|Format: ||Paperback, 116 pages|
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|Published In: ||United States, 06 January 2011|
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This book summarises some of the major processes involved in the production of daughter cells as they have been reported from work mainly with synchronous cultures of microalgae since the technique was first developed. This book also highlights the key findings that have led to our present understanding of cell cycle processes in microalgae with particular reference to those that control daughter-cell production. Among the microalgal species that have been studied are those that divide by simple binary fission, like the diatoms (Bacillariophyceae), dinoflagellates (Pyrrophyta) and the euglenoids (Euglenophyta), as well as those, mainly represented by the green microalgae (Chlorophyta), that divide by various more complex processes of multiple fission.
Table of Contents
Introduction; The Cell Cycle in Chlamydomonas & Dunaliella; The Cell Cycle in Chlorella & Nannochloris; The Cell Cycle in Scenedesmus; The Cell Cycle in Diatoms; The Cell Cycle in Euglena; The Cell Cycle in Dinoflagellates; The Cell Cycle in Unicellular Cyanobacteria; Conclusion; Index.
About the Author
Dilwyn Griffiths, born in 1932, was brought up in a rural farming community in west Wales. A graduate of the University of Wales, his post-graduate (Ph.D) training specialised in studies of the growth and metabolism of microalgae. After a short period as a High-school teacher in Cardiff, he was appointed Assistant Lecturer (later Lecturer) in Plant Physiology at the University College of North Wales, Bangor. In 1967 he was appointed Senior Lecturer at the newly-established La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia and in 1974 was appointed to the Chair of Botany at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. On retirement in 1997, he was appointed Professor Emeritus at the same University. He is the author or co-author (with colleagues or as supervisor of post-graduate research programs) of publications dealing with various aspects of the biology of marine and freshwater microalgae and with studies of the freshwater resources of the tropical north of Australia. Since his retirement, he has continued to write reviews and has taken an active interest in current developments in his area of biological research. He is the author of two books previously published by Nova Science Publishers: Microalgal Cell Cycles (2010), Microalgae and Man (2013). Dilwyn and his wife Elen, who is also a graduate of the University of Wales, have two daughters and a son and eight grandchildren all living in Australia.
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