Molecular Approaches to the Study of the Ocean

  • Keith E. Cooksey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. David M. Karl, Fred C. Dobbs
    Pages 29-89
  3. Jonathan P. Zehr, William D. Hiorns
    Pages 91-111
  4. Lita M. Proctor
    Pages 113-130
  5. Jonathan G. Kramer, Michael Wyman
    Pages 131-145
  6. Linda Medlin, Nathalie Simon
    Pages 161-186
  7. Edward J. Carpenter, Senjie Lin, Jeng Chang
    Pages 227-245
  8. Lynda P. Shapiro, Lisa Campbell
    Pages 247-258
  9. Jack W. Fell, Steven Y. Newell
    Pages 259-283
  10. Ann Bucklin, Christopher C. Caudill, Maria Guarnieri
    Pages 303-318
  11. Koji Inoue, Yasuhiro Takeuchi, Daisuke Miki, Satoshi Odo
    Pages 377-387
  12. Russell L. Chapman, J. Craig Bailey, Debra A. Waters
    Pages 389-407
  13. Shirley A. Pomponi, Robin Willoughby, Michelle Kelly-Borges
    Pages 423-433
  14. Virginia M. Weis, Jan von Kampen, R. Paul Levine
    Pages 435-448
  15. Gregory A. Brusseau, Bruce E. Rittmann, David A. Stahl
    Pages 449-470
  16. Daniel G. Baden, Kathleen S. Rein, Robert E. Gawley
    Pages 487-514
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 529-549

About this book


Marine biological science is now studied at the molecular level and although research scientists depend on information gained using molecular techniques, there is no book explaining the philosophy of this approach. Molecular Approaches to the Study of the Ocean introduces the reasons why molecular technology is such a powerful tool in the study of the oceans, describing the types of techniques that can be used, why they are useful and gives examples of their application. Molecular biological techniques allow phylogenetic relationships to be explored in a manner that no macroscopic method can; although the book deals with organisms near the base of the marine food web, the ideas can be used in studies of macroorganisms as well as those in freshwater environments.


Cnidaria Crustacea Mollusca Ocean biodiversity development ecology environment marine phylogeny physiology phytoplankton plankton

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith E. Cooksey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyMontana State UniversityBozemanUSA

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