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Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Andersen, Robert A.
Algal Culturing Techniques presents a comprehensive reference on all aspects of the isolation and cultivation of marine and freshwater algae. Researchers and others studying limnology, oceanography, phycology, or microbial ecology will enjoy the hand-on methodology for culturing a variety of algae from fresh and marine environments. Researchers in the industry, such as aquaculture, pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, and biotechnology will find an authoritative and comprehensive reference. Key Features * Describes culturing methods ranging from the test tube to outdoor ponds and coastal seaweed farms * Details isolation techniques ranging from traditional micropipette to automated flow cytometeric methods * Includes purification, growth, maintenance, and cryopreservation techniques * Highlights methods for estimating algal populations, growth rates, isolating and measuring algal pigments, and detecting and culturing algal viruses * Features a comprehensive appendix of nearly 50 algal culture medium recipes About the Editor: Robert A. Andersen serves as Director of the Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Culture of Marine Phytoplankton and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, USA.Andersen, Robert A. is the author of 'Algal Culturing Techniques', published 2005 under ISBN 9780120884261 and ISBN 0120884267.