Second edition, Octavo, laminated boards, 486 pp., black and white photographs, line drawings, maps, tables, graphs, remainder mark on bottom edge. WAS $177. Lichens are symbiotic organisms in which fungi and algae and/or cyanobacteria form an intimate biological union. This diverse group is found in almost all terrestrial habitats from the tropics to polar regions. In this second edition, four completely new chapters cover recent developments in the study of these fascinating organisms, including lichen genetics and sexual reproduction, stress physiology and symbiosis, and the carbon economy and environmental role of lichens. The whole text has been fully updated, with chapters covering anatomical, morphological and developmental aspects; the contribution of the unique secondary metabolites produced by lichens to medicine and the pharmaceutical industry; patterns of lichen photosynthesis and respiration in relation to different environmental conditions; the role of lichens in nitrogen fixation and mineral cycling; and the use of lichens as indicators of air pollution. This is a valuable reference for both students and researchers interested in lichenology.
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New. 2008. 2nd Edition. Paperback. 496 pages, 200 b/w illus. 21 tables. Editor(s): Nash, Thomas H. Fully updated with four new chapters, this is a valuable lichenology reference for students and researchers. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: PSTV. Dimension: 246 x 174 x 23. Weight: 944......We ship daily from our warehouse. Over 350, 000 customers served online! Our feedback reflects our service....'Quick delivery and book was exactly as described', 'Great service-thank you! '
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