By Carmelo R Tomas, Carmelo R. Tomas

Marine Phytoplankton: A advisor to bare Flagellates and Coccolithophorids offers an advent to marine planktonic flagellates. It emphasizes the organic and actual positive aspects which are had to determine those species, and offers merely these tools which are severe for this job whereas hoping on different guides that experience broadly coated common phytoplankton study equipment.

The ebook starts off with an outline of marine planktonic organisms, describing their evolution and category in addition to the problems in settling on planktonic marine flagellates. The dialogue then turns to marine planktonic flagellates, together with Chromophyta, Chlorophyta, and zooflagellates (Phylum Zoomastigophora). It provides options utilized in flagellate reviews, universal flagellate synonyms, and an index of flagellate taxa. The bankruptcy on glossy coccolithophorids contains regular and species descriptions, a listing of universal coccolithophorid synonyms, and an index of coccolithophorid taxa.
This textual content used to be written for severe plankton staff who search to hone their talents in choosing marine flagellated species.

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Characteristic features: Cell with bluntly rhinote anterior, prominent central pyrenoid. Distribution: Coastal; Atlantic. Chroomonas manna (Buttner) Butcher 1967 (Plate 1) Cryptotnonas marina Buttner 1911 Cell length: 1 8 - 2 2 μπι. Flagella: Two. Chloroplasts: Two, pyrenoid lacking. Characteristic features: Cell scarcely compressed, with contractile vacuole. Distribution: Coastal; Atlantic. Plate 1 Hillea fusiformis, H. marina, Hemiselmis virescens, H. rufescens, H. simplex, Chroo­ monas marina, Rhodomonas salina, Teleaulax acuta based on type illustrations; Hemiselmis cyclopea, original from Mikawa Bay, Japan; Rhinomonas fulva, original from Misumi Bay, Japan; Rhodomonas baltica based on Zimmermann (1925).

Distribution: Oceanic; Mediterranean. , in Bourrelly, 1957a). Characteristic Features Cell shape—spherical, round or flattened, elongated or saddle-shaped. , with acridine orange). Haptonema—short or long thread-like organelle (sometimes used for anchoring the cell), may be protruding in the swimming direction. Long haptonemata coil when relaxed. Flagella—two, most often smooth, but may have minute organic scales and/or tiny fibrillar hairs on the surface (EM). Mode of swimming—homo- or heterodynamic, flagella pushing the cell.

Chloroplasts: Two, yellow-brown. Characteristic features: Flagellated cells are swarmers of the palmelloid stage, and the shorter flagellum is trailing. Distribution: Coastal; Atlantic. x Pseudopedinella pyriforme N. Carter 1937 (Plate 3) Syn. P. variabilis Rouchijajnen 1968 Cell length: 5 - 8 μπι. Flagella: 3 - 5 x cell length. Chloroplasts: Six, yellow-brown. Characteristic features: Cell usually with a long trailing pseudopodium. Distribution: Coastal, Oceanic; Atlantic, Arctic, Pacific, Mediterranean.

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