Lichen Biology

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Thomas H. Nash
Cambridge University Press, 26 ene. 1996 - 303 páginas
Lichens are prominent examples of symbiotic organisms, combining fungi and algae and/or cyanobacteria in an intimate biological union. This volume provides an up-to-date account of these fascinating organisms, beginning with anatomical, morphological, and physiological aspects. It emphasizes the ecophysiology of lichens and their role in carbon and nitrogen fixation, as well as in mineral cycling in general. It then provides an overview of lichen biogeography and systematics in the light of modern perspectives in evolution, and summarizes the chemistry of the unique secondary metabolites produced by lichens.
 

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Índice

Introduction
1
Photobionts
8
Mycobionts
24
Thallus morphology and anatomy
37
Morphogenesis
65
Photosynthesis respiration productivity and growth
88
Nitrogen its metabolism and potential contribution to ecosystems
121
Nutrients elemental accumulation and mineral cycling
136
Biochemistry and secondary metabolites
154
Individuals populations and population ecology
181
Lichen biogeography
199
Systematics phylogeny and classification
217
Lichens as indicators of air pollution
240
References
255
Index
289
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Página 273 - Kershaw, KA 1972. The relationship between moisture content and net assimilation rate of lichen thalli and its ecological significance. Canadian Journal of Botany. 50: 543-555.
Página 273 - Chlorophyll Fluorescence and Photosynthesis: The Basics", Annual Review of Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology.
Página 266 - Harel, J., 1993. The impact of air pollution on the integrity of cell membranes and chlorophyll in the lichen Ramalina duriaei (De Not.) Bagl. Transplanted to industrial sites in Israel.
Página 271 - M. Scott, C. Soto, and M. Dixon. 1987. The effect of simulated acid rain on boreal forest floor feather moss and lichen species. In, Effects of Atmospheric Pollutants on Forests, Wetlands, and Agricultural Ecosystems, vol.
Página 273 - Observations on the lead content of lichen and bark adjacent to a highway in southern Finland.

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