eBook Biochemistry, Cells, and Life: Fungi, Protists, and Algae, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615304630
  • ISBN-13: 9781615304639
  • DDC: 579
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
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Overview

Fungi, protists, and algae are among the most diverse life forms on the planet. Tiny protists range from plants to animals. Algae range from single celled plants to 60-foot-long kelp. Fungi occupy a kingdom of their own. Although their place in nature—neither truly plants or animals—may make them seem strange, they are actually quite familiar to us for their use in various foods, medicines, and biotechnologies. Indeed, our consumption of bread or reliance on penicillin would not be possible without these diverse eukaryotic organisms. This intriguing volume delves into the taxonomy, structure, and function of each group and evaluates their wide-ranging natural and societal impact.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Fungi.
2: Importance of Fungi.
3: Mycology.
4: Form and Function of Fungi.
5: Size Range.
6: Distribution and Abundance.
7: Basic Morphology.
8: Structure of the Thallus.
9: Sporophores and Spores.
10: Growth.
11: Nutrition.
12: Heinrich Anton de Bary.
13: Life Cycle and Ecology of Fungi and Lichens.
14: Reproductive Processes of Fungi.
15: Sir Alexander Fleming.
16: Asexual Reproduction.
17: Sexual Reproduction.
18: Sexual Incompatibility.
19: Sexual Pheromones (Hormones).
20: Life Cycle of Fungi.
21: Ecology of Fungi.
22: Lichens.
23: Basic Features of Lichens.
24: Form and Function of Lichens.
25: Types of Fungi and Lichens.
26: Taxonomic Features of Fungi.
27: Select Groups of Fungi.
28: Ascomycota.
29: Dutch Elm Disease.
30: Basidiomycota.
31: Chytridiomycota.
32: Amphibian Chytridiomycosis.
33: Microsporidia.
34: Late Blight.
35: Oomycota.
36: Select Lichens.
37: Beard Lichen.
38: Iceland Moss.
39: Oak Moss.
40: Parmelia.
41: Protists.
42: General Features of Protists.
43: Lynn Margulis.
44: Form and Function.
45: Locomotion.
46: Respiration and Nutrition.
47: Reproduction and Life Cycles.
48: Ecology of Protists.
49: Red Tide.
50: Evolution and Paleoprotistology.
51: Classification and Types of Protozoans.
52: Macrosystems of Protist Classification.
53: Diagnostic Characterization.
54: Select Groups of Protists.
55: Amoeba.
56: Ciliate.
57: Euglena.
58: Flagellate.
59: Foraminiferan.
60: Gregarine.
61: Helioflagellate.
62: Heliozoan.
63: Leishmania.
64: Myxomycetes.
65: Opalinid.
66: Paramecium.
67: Plasmodium.
68: Radiolarian.
69: Slime Mold.
70: Stentor.
71: Trichomonad.
72: Trypanosoma.
73: Trypanosomiasis.
74: Vorticella.
75: Zooflagellate.
76: Algae.
77: Physical and Ecological Features of Algae.
78: Size Range and Diversity of Structure.
79: Distribution and Abundance.
80: Ecological and Commercial Importance.
81: Toxicity.
82: Form and Function of Algae.
83: The Algal Cell.
84: Flagella.
85: Mitosis.
86: Cellular Respiration.
87: Photosynthesis and Light-Absorbing Pigments.
88: Carotenoid.
89: The Effects of Water on Light Absorption.
90: Nutrient Storage.
91: Alternative Methods of Nutrient Absorption.
92: Reproduction and Life Histories.
93: Evolution and Types of Algae.
94: Evolution and Paleontology of Algae.
95: Classification Features.
96: Select Groups of Algae.
97: Green Algae.
98: Brown Algae.
99: Dinoflagellates.
100: Red Algae.
101: Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.