Algal Adaptation to Environmental Stresses

Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms

  • Lal Chand Rai
  • Jai Prakash Gaur

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Lennart Axelsson, Sven Beer
    Pages 21-43
  3. Rehab M. Shehawy, Diethelm Kleiner
    Pages 45-64
  4. Ferdinand Wagner, Gernot Falkner
    Pages 65-110
  5. R. Michael L. McKay, Michael R. Twiss, Czesia Nalewajko
    Pages 111-134
  6. Yoshihiko Fujita, Kaori Ohki, Akio Murakami
    Pages 135-171
  7. Donat-P. Häder
    Pages 173-202
  8. Guenter A. Peschek, Roland Zoder
    Pages 203-258
  9. H. Gimmler
    Pages 259-290
  10. H. Gimmler, B. Degenhard
    Pages 291-321
  11. Norbert Erdmann, Martin Hagemann
    Pages 323-361
  12. J. P. Gaur, L. C. Rai
    Pages 363-388
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 407-421

About this book


Algae, generally held as the principal primary producers of aquatic systems, inhabit all conceivable habitats. They have great ability to cope with a harsh environment, e.g. extremely high and low temperatures, suboptimal and supraoptimal light intensities, low availability of essential nutrients and other resources, and high concentrations of toxic chemicals, etc. A multitude of physiological, biochemical, and molecular strategies enable them to survive and grow in stressful habitats. This book presents a critical account of various mechanisms of stress tolerance in algae, many of which may occur in microbes and plants as well.


Algen Assimilat Phosphor Waste water Water pollution algae cyanobacteria environment microbe nitrogen phosphate photosynthesis phytoplankton plankton temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Lal Chand Rai
    • 1
  • Jai Prakash Gaur
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63996-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59491-5
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