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Chlorophyta : Structure, Ultrastructure and Reproduction

M.R. Vijayaraghavan & Sunita Kumari, BSMPS, 1995, xv, 262 p, figs, ISBN : 8121100984, $65.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Contents: Preface. Introduction. I. Volvocales: 1. General characters. 2. Classification. 3. Vegetative structure: i. Unicellular forms. ii. Colonial forms. 4. Ultrastructural studies. 5. Asexual reproduction: i. Unicellular forms. ii. Colonial forms. 6. Sexual reproduction: i. Chlamydomonas. ii. Volvox. iii. Physiology and biochemistry of reproduction. iv. Chlamydomonas. v. Volvox. 6. Evolution of Oogamy. II. Chlorococcales: 1. General characters. 2. Classification. 3. Vegetative structure. 4. Ultrastructural studies: i. Chlorella. ii. Scenedesmus. 5. Asexual reproduction: i. Mitosis in Pediastrum. ii. Mitosis in Hydrodictyon. 6. Sexual reproduction. 7. Physiological studies. III. Ulotrichales: 1. General characters. 2. Classification. 3. Vegetative structure. 4. Ultrastructural studies. 5. Asexual reproduction. 6. Sexual reproduction. 7. Physiological studies. IV. Cladophorales: 1. General characters. 2. Classification. 3. Vegetative structure. 4. Ultrastructural studies. 5. Asexual reproduction. 6. Sexual reproduction. 7. Environmental studies. V. Chaetophorales: 1. General characters. 2. Classification. 3. Vegetative structure. 4. Developmental and ultrastructural studies. 5. Asexual reproduction. 6. Sexual reproduction. 7. Origin of land plants. VI. Oedogoniales: 1. General characters. 2. Vegetative structure. 3. Ultrastructural studies. 4. Asexual reproduction. 5. Sexual reproduction: i. Macrandrous reproduction. ii. Nanandrous reproduction. VII. Conjugales: 1. General characters. 2. Classification. 3. Vegetative structure. 4. Ultrastructural studies: i. Saccoderm desmids. ii. Placcoderm desmids. iii. Unconstricted placcoderm desmids. iv. Constricted placcoderm desmids. 5. Sexual reproduction: i. Saccoderm desmids. ii. Zygnemoideae. iii. Placcoderm desmids. 6. Physiological and biochemical studies. VIII. Siphonales: 1. General characters. 2. Classification. 3. Vegetative structure. 4. Ultrastructural studies. 5. Histochemical studies. 6. Sexual reproduction. IX. Charales: 1. General characters. 2. Classification. 3. Vegetative structure. 4. Ultrastructural studies. 5. Histochemical studies. 6. Asexual reproduction. 7. Sexual reproduction. Selected references. Index.

From the preface: "The publication "The Structure and Reproduction of the Algae" volume I by F.E. Fritsch is a valuable book in phycology. Since then green algae (Chlorophyta) research has advanced and diversified that during the past few decades have witnessed an unprecedential new findings which have accrued through the use of modern methodology and newer techniques. The knowledge thus gained is scattered in various journals, usually inaccessible to many students and research scholars. Our aim is to summarize the current knowledge that will aid students, researchers and teachers interested in this fascinating area of phycology.

"The chlorophyta are primarily freshwater but about 10% are marine. The order siphonales is predominantly marine whereas ulotrichales, oedogoniales are freshwater with cosmopolitan distribution. The variety of taxa in the chlorophyta are diverse and varied which necessitated us to select only a few examples which are easily available."

[M.R. Vijayaraghavan in Professor of Botany, University of Delhi.]

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