About the book
The green unicellular alga Chlamydomonas is a favorite model organism namely due to ease of culturing, sequenced genome and existence of a powerful tool for genetic manipulation. The possession of flagella is also not negligible advantage as they serves as a model in the research of cilia and ciliary diseases. Chlamydomonas cultures can be also easily synchronized under physiological conditions without any inhibitors. Research of Chlamydomonas has expanded enormously, namely because of above mentioned reasons.
The book Chlamydomonas – Model Organism and New Directions covers major aspects of microalgae physiology and possible applications in the sphere of biotechnology. This book gives a comprehensive overview of what is known about Chlamydomonas ultrastructure, growth, reproduction, cell cycle regulation, photosynthesis, metabolism, plastids, flagella, motility, heat and circadian control, acclimation, genetics and culturing. It is focused on new directions in the research of Chlamydomonas, developing systems and technologies, novel studies and possible applications in biotechnology.
This volume presents the multifaceted aspects and should allow readers at all levels an entry into the exiting world of Chlamydomonas research.