The Planktonic Diatoms of Northern Seas


    THIS book is indispensable to all biologists interested in the life of the ocean. The families, genera, and species are clearly defined and well illustrated, their distribution properly recorded. There is a good bibliography. An introductory chapter gives a brief account of the general morphology, reproduction, and nutrition. We learn that all diatoms without chromatophores are saprophytic. Some have fungi and other algse as parasites, while a dinoflagellate is found on Chaetoceros. There are several symbionts, especially flagellates, while some diatoms have special associations with infusorians.

    The Planktonic Diatoms of Northern Seas.

    Dr. Marie V. Lebour. (The Ray Society Volume 116 for the Year 1929.) Pp. x + 244 + 4 plates. (London: Dulau and Co., Ltd., 1920.) 12s. 6d.

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    The Planktonic Diatoms of Northern Seas . Nature 126, 347 (1930).

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