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


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

Tom Fenchel

(Brock/Springer series in contemporary bioscience)

Science Tech Publishers , Springer, c1987

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Phagotrophic protists

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Bibliography: p. 171-193

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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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    • 0910239061
    • 3540169601
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    Madison, Wis.,Berlin
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    x, 197 p.
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