A Photographic Atlas of Marine Biology by Michael J. Leboffe, Gary D. Wisehart, Erin C. Rempala

By Michael J. Leboffe, Gary D. Wisehart, Erin C. Rempala

This ebook is a full-color complement that offers pictures of preserved specimens and pictures taken at numerous aquaria to supply assurance of organisms within the world's oceans. it really is designed to accompany any marine biology textual content or laboratory handbook.

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The dark spots may be sulfur granules, in which case this is likely a purple sulfur bacterium. m 24 A Photographic Atlas of Marine Biology SECTION 2 Marine Bacteria, Archaeans, and Protists of the unheard of type of metabolism that came to be known as chemoautotrophy. Until he made his discovery, only photoautotrophs—those that perform plant photosynthesis—were known to be autotrophs. Winogradsky first used “his” column in the late 19th The Winogradsky Column century. It was (and is) used as a convenient laboratory source to supply for study a variety of anaerobic, microaerophilic, and aerobic bacteria, including purple non-­ sulfur bacteria, purple sulfur bacteria, green sulfur bacteria, chemoheterotrophs, and many others.

The flagella emerging from the indented end are barely visible. Most features that differentiate prasinophyte species are subcellular or biochemical. Thus, identification of these cells was not attempted. Major Eukaryotic Unicellular Marine Autotrophs Major Eukaryotic Clade Phylum or Class Archaeplastida Prasinophyceae (Figure 4-2) General Description of Unicellular Representatives Examples Approximate Number of Species Etymology Polyphyletic; cell “wall” of one or more layers of scales of varying composition; chlorophylls a and b, and b-carotene in a single lobed chloroplast; starch stored in chloroplast; one or more flagella emerging from a pit at the anterior; red eyespot present in some Pyramimonas, Tetraselmis, Prasinocladus 135 prasinos—green, phyte—plant Mixotrophic unicells with one or more discoid chloroplasts containing chlorophylls a and b, and b-carotene; cytoplasmic paramylon granules for storage; one or two flagella; red eyespot; proteinaceous pellicle; some cells are flexible Euglena, Eutreptia, Trachelomonas 1,000 eu—genuine, glene—eyeball, phyte—plant (presumably referring to the red eyespot) Unicells typically with two flagella in a groove around the middle of the primary axis; often mixotrophic, many with cellulose thecal plates; chlorophylls a and c, and fucoxanthin in autotrophic forms Ceratium, Noctiluca, Gonyaulax, Gymnodinium 4,500 dinos—whirling, flagellum—whip Bacillariophyceae (Figures 4-5 through 4-9) Unicellular or colonial; chlorophylls a, c1, and c2, and fucoxanthin are present in one or more variously shaped chromoplasts; wall of silica separated into two valves; oil droplets form outside of chromoplast for storage Navicula, Chaetoceros, Coscinodiscus, Tabellaria, Fragilaria 6,000 baculus—stick, phyte—plant Haptophyta (Figure 4-10) Two smooth flagella associated with unique micro­tubular feeding structure (haptonema); chlorophylls a, c2, and a variant form of a, as well as fucoxanthin, b-carotene, and other accessory pigments; many with calcium carbonate coccoliths Pavlova, Coccolithophora, Prymnesium 400 hapt—to grasp, phyte—plant Excavata Euglenophyta (Figure 4-3) Chromalveolata Dinophyceae (Dinoflagellata to zoologists) (Figure 4-4) 34 A Photographic Atlas of Marine Biology SECTION 2 Marine Bacteria, Archaeans, and Protists A by a protein pellicle (pellicule—a small piece of skin) rather than a cellulose cell wall.

Dinoflagellates are placed in the Alveolate clade with Ciliates and Apicocomplexans (not discussed in this Atlas) based on molecular evidence. The dinoflagellates (Figure 3-3) are a complex and highly diverse group of planktonic organisms found in oceanic and freshwater ecosystems. Most of the nearly 4,500 extant species are marine. Approximately half of the dinoflagellates are solely heterotrophic, while the other half is either photosynthetic or mixotrophic (able to live as an autotroph and a heterotroph).

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