Ecology of protozoa : the biology of free-living phagotrophic protists

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Ecology of protozoa : the biology of free-living phagotrophic protists

Tom Fenchel

(Brock/Springer series in contemporary bioscience)

Science Tech Publishers , Springer, c1987

  • : Science Teck
  • : Springer

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Phagotrophic protists

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Bibliography: p. 171-193

Includes index

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内容説明

This book is written for ecologists and protozoologists. Ecologists who study environments and biotic communities in which protozoa are im ponant should find this book especially useful. During the last decade it has become clear that protozoa play important roles in natural eco systems, but few ecologists have a feeling for the functional properties and the diversity of these organisms. Protozoa pose or exemplify many general problems of population and community ecology, and of evo lutionary biology. In most respects the general ecological propenies of protozoa are not fundamentally different from those of larger organisms; yet, due to their small size, short generation times, and ubiquitous oc currence they often present ecological phenomena in a new and dif ferent light. To this should be added that protozoa are well-suited for experimental work. Despite these advantages, the study of protozoa has played a relatively modest role in the development of ecology and ev olutionary biology, primarily, I believe, because most ecologists are unfamiliar with these organisms. I hope this book will attract more attention to these favorable characteristics of protozoa. I also hope that this book may make protozoologists aware of new aspects of their pet organisms. For a long time (that is, until the fun damental distinction between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells was rec ognized) protozoa were believed to represent the simplest form of life. They were therefore extensively used for the experimental study of basic questions of cell biology.

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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA00862890
  • ISBN
    • 0910239061
    • 3540169601
  • LCCN
    86020300
  • 出版国コード
    us
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    Madison, Wis.,Berlin
  • ページ数/冊数
    x, 197 p.
  • 大きさ
    24 cm
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