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Electron Microscopy Techniques for Imaging Marine Phytoplankton


Hallegraeff, G, Electron Microscopy Techniques for Imaging Marine Phytoplankton, Imaging Marine Life: Macrophotography and Microscopy Approaches for Marine Biology, Wiley Blackwell, EG Reynaud (ed), Germany, pp. 111-121. ISBN 9783527327447 (2014) [Other Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1002/9783527675418.ch6


© 2014 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. All rights reserved.It is only since the 1950s, when the electron microscope was commercialized, that we have been able to fully appreciate the ultrastructural detail of marine phytoplankton. While there is no single, generic protocol for preparing phytoplankton for electron microscopy, this chapter provides a guide to the general approaches used for high-resolution imaging of species such as coccolithophorids with their calcareous scales, diatoms with silica frustules, and dinoflagellates with and without cellulose armor. Advances in sample collection, algal culturing, and molecular genetics have paved the way toward redefining many new taxa of prokaryotic and eukaryotic micro-, nano-, and picoplankton.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:electron microscopy
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hallegraeff, G (Professor Gustaaf Hallegraeff)
ID Code:88604
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-02-08
Last Modified:2015-06-10
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