By Charles D. Amsler
This can be the 1st ever e-book dedicated solely to the chemical ecology of algae. Algae from either marine and freshwater habitats are coated, as are macroalgae (seaweeds) and microalgae (including phytoplankton). whereas its major emphasis is at the ecological instead of chemical facets of the sphere, the ebook additionally contains a designated introductory bankruptcy meant as a primer on algal traditional items chemistry for ecologists. It elucidates the jobs of chemical defenses in a number of areas and habitats, of DMSP, oxidative burst responses, and herbivore offense. themes corresponding to algal sensory chemical ecology and defenses opposed to ultraviolet radiation also are taken care of, and an creation to the chemical ecology of phytoplankton is supplied. concentrating on contemporary advances and likewise on subject matters rather worthy for undergraduate and graduate point classes, Algal Chemical Ecology is designed for learn biologists operating within the box in addition to marine ecologists and algal biologists looking an introductory advisor.
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Algal Chemical Ecology by Charles D. Amsler