A Color Atlas of Photosynthetic Euglenoids provides a simple visual tool to help identify photosynthetic euglenoids. It provides basic background information such as the history of the various genera, and notes on where they can be found, what the cells look like, and the internal and external structures that can be used to identify species. A dichotomous key provides a simple means to identify each of the genera, and a full glossary is available to define all of the scientific terms used in the text. The main body of the book consists of high resolution color plates of each of the species, organized by genus. The photographs on each plate illustrate the main features used to identify each organism such as size and body shape, flagellar length, pellicle structure, type of chloroplast, shape and arrangement of mucocysts.
This text will be useful to phycologists, protozoologists, ecologists studying wetland systems and managers of reservoirs, lakes, ponds and natural resources.
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Richard E. Triemer is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Plant Biology at Michigan State University.
Ionel Ciugulea is a Visiting Research Associate in the Department of Zoology at Michigan State University.
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