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This volume covers the freshwater dinoflagellates of the world and comprises 350 species.
It serves as a reference work for identifying dinoflagellates from fresh water by providing keys, detailed descriptions, and illustrations for all described species. The original descriptions have been consulted, and the original drawings, combined in many cases with more recent figures, have been used as the basis for the illustrations of the species. The introduction includes chapters on the history of dinoflagellate research, cell structure, ecology (by K. Rengefors and A. Kremp) and cell culturing (by G. Hansen).
Taxonomic studies of dinoflagellates began at the time of early light microscopists, and modern studies have shown that long-held views on the taxonomy are often unsatisfactory. Two new orders, Amphidiniales and Tovelliales, three new families, Amphidiniaceae, Gyrodiniaceae and Sphaerodiniaceae, and two new genera, Matvienkoella and Speroidium, are proposed. Seven new species and one new variety are described. Five new names and 79 new combinations are established.
Øjvind Moestrup – Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His main field of research is on the diversity, ultrastructure and phylogeny of algae, microscopic species in particular, freshwater as well as marine species.
António José Calado – Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. His main field of research is on the feeding mechanisms, fine structure (particularly the flagellar and pusular apparatuses), life cycle strategies and character evolution in dinoflagellates.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-56269-7
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2018
- Publisher Name Springer Spektrum, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Life Science and Basic Disciplines (German Language)
- Print ISBN 978-3-662-56268-0
- Online ISBN 978-3-662-56269-7
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