A Photographic Atlas of Marine Biology by Gary D. Wisehart, Erin C. Rempala, Michael J. Leboffe, David

By Gary D. Wisehart, Erin C. Rempala, Michael J. Leboffe, David Ferguson

This ebook is a full-color complement that gives pictures of preserved specimens and pictures taken at quite a few aquaria to supply insurance of organisms within the world's oceans. it really is designed to accompany any marine biology textual content or laboratory handbook. 3-hole drilled

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The number of thecae is consistent in many species. Some species are naked and the vesicles do not contain cellulose plates. On a gross cellular level, the girdle marks the separation of the anterior epitheca (epi—upon, theca—case) and the posterior hypotheca (hypo—below) portions of the cell (these are also referred to as valves). Photosynthetic dinoflagellates are important primary producers and are one of the main causes of harmful algal blooms (HABs), or “red” tides (Figure 3-3). Many HABs are toxic to humans or other organisms upon contact with high levels of dinoflagellates, while others are toxic (and can be fatal) if consumed.

Dinoflagellates are also probably the most common source of bioluminescence in the ocean (page 27, upper right). Stramenopiles Stramenopiles (Heterokontophyta) are soil, marine, and freshwater autotrophs and heterotrophs. They are characterized by having a so-called tinsel flagellum with “hairs” made of a basal attachment, a hollow shaft, and glyco­ protein filaments split into three parts at the ends. A second smooth whiplash flagellum also is often present. There are three groups of autotrophic stramenopiles: diatoms, the golden algae (which are not well represented in marine environments), and the brown algae.

F) Microcoleus trichomes are found bundled in a sheath. (g) The trichomes of the gliding ­cyanobacterium Anabaena may possess thick-walled spores called akinetes (1) and specialized, nitrogen-fixing cells called ­heterocysts (2). Trichomes are of variable lengths but are approximately 20 µm in width. (H) This colonial cyanobacterium is ­provisionally identified as Synechocystis. (I) Stromatolites are fossilized microbial mats made of layers of cyanobacteria, sediments, and minerals stacked upon one another.

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