Marine Pelagic Cyanobacteria: Trichodesmium and other Diazotrophs

  • E. J. Carpenter
  • D. G. Capone
  • J. G. Rueter

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 362)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Douglas G. Capone, John G. Rueter, Edward J. Carpenter
    Pages 1-8
  3. Pirzada J. A. Siddiqui, Edward J. Carpenter, Birgitta Bergman
    Pages 9-28
  4. H. W. Paerl, B. M. Bebout
    Pages 43-59
  5. Judith M. O’Neil, Michael R. Roman
    Pages 61-73
  6. J. R. Gallon, L. J. Stal
    Pages 115-139
  7. Gary A. Borstad, Edward J. Carpenter, Jim F. R. Gower
    Pages 193-210
  8. Edward J. Carpenter, Douglas G. Capone
    Pages 211-217
  9. David M. Karl, Ricardo Letelier, Dale V. Hebel, David F. Bird, Christopher D. Winn
    Pages 219-237
  10. John G. Rueter, David A. Hutchins, Randall W. Smith, Nancy L. Unsworth
    Pages 289-306
  11. S. P. Hawser, G. A. Codd
    Pages 319-329
  12. Sunee Suvapepun
    Pages 343-348
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 349-357

About this book


Planktonic marine cyanobacteria are abundant and significant in the biogeochemistry of the sea. This volume focuses on the filamentous cyanobacteria, particularly those in the genus Trichodesmium which are common in tropical and subtropical seas. A portion of this book also concerns bloom-forming cyanobacteria in the Baltic Sea area. Filamentous cyanobacteria are important as primary producers and for the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen and thus are significant in global cycling of both of these elements. In recent years, through the application of new techniques and intensive multi-disciplinary research programs, progress has been made in understanding both the biology of these cyanobacteria and their place in the marine food web.
A broad range of topics is covered in this book, ranging from molecular biology, physiology, ultrastructure, enzyme localization, toxicology, remote sensing, buoyancy, herbivory and the ecology of these organisms in the marine food web. This volume is an outgrowth of a NATO-sponsored meeting held in May 1991 in Bamberg, Germany, and represents the latest synthesis on these marine phytoplankters.


Symbiose biology bird chemistry ecology molecular biology nitrogen nutrition plankton temporal dynamics toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • E. J. Carpenter
    • 1
  • D. G. Capone
    • 2
  • J. G. Rueter
    • 3
  1. 1.Marine Sciences Research CenterState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Chesapeake Biological LaboratoryUniversity of MarylandSolomonsUSA
  3. 3.Biology DepartmentPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4126-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-7977-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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