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Gives a broader overview than any other book of the diverse research fields involving marine protists, including phylogeny, genomics, cytology, biology, ecology, and fisheries science
Comprises an integrated protistological work accommodating most major groups of marine protists, some of which are scientific hot spots
Presents future perspectives in marine protistology
This comprehensive book provides a unique overview of advances in the biology and ecology of marine protists. Nowadays marine protistology is a hot spot in science to disclose life phenomena using the latest techniques. Although many protistological textbooks deal with the cytology, genetics, ecology, and pathology of specific organisms, none keeps up with the quick pace of new discoveries on the diversity and dynamics of marine protists in general. The book Marine Protists: Diversity and Dynamics gives an overview of current research on the phylogeny, cytology, genomics, biology, ecology, fisheries, applied sciences, geology and pathology of marine free-living and symbiotic protists. Poorly known but ecologically important protists such as labyrinthulids and apostome ciliates are also presented in detail. Special attention is paid to complex interactions between marine protists and other organisms including human beings. An understanding of the ecological roles of marine protists is essential for conservation of nature and human welfare. This book will be of great interest not only to scientists and students but also to a larger audience, to give a better understanding of protists’ diverse roles in marine ecosystems.
Part I Evolution.- Chapter 1 Protistan diversity in environmental surveys.- Chapter 2 Cytology and ultrastructure of protists.- Chapter 3 Evolution of dinoflagellate.- Chapter 4 Chemosynthetic ecosystems.- Part II Biology and Ecology.- Chapter 5 Biology, diversity and ecology of free-living marine flagellates.- Chapter 6 Basal Lineages of Green Algae - their diversity and phylogeny.- Chapter 7 Genomics of Prasinopytes.- Chapter 8 Biology, ecology and geology of planktonic foraminiferans.- Chapter 9 Biology and ecology of radiolarians.- Chapter 10 Phaeodaria as a deep water or cold water tracer.- Chapter 11 Evolution of Parmales and diatioms.- Chapter 12 Biology and ecology of tintinnids.- Chapter 13 Biology of coccolithophorids.- Chapter 14 Diversity and ecology of thraustochytrid protists in the marine environment.- Chapter 15 Ecology and distribution of protozoans in brackish-water lakes.- Chapter 16 Marine prototists as a major component of the Earth Crust.- Part 3 Symbiosis.- Chapter 17 Diversity and phylogeny of parasitic dinoflagellates.- Chapter 18 Biology of symbiotic dinoflagellate (Symbiodinium) in corals.- Chapter 19 Biology of symbiotic apostome ciliates.- Chapter 20 Symbiosis in plankton.- Chapter 21 Marine protist virus.- Chapter 22 Biology of Pseudaphelidium, a pathogenic parasite of diatoms.- Chapter 23 Fish and shellfish diseases caused by marine protists.- Part 4 Interactions between Marine Protists and Human Societies.- Chapter 24) Red tides.- Chapter 25) Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) – Producing Dinoflagellate and PSP-infested Organisms.- Chapter 26 Interactions between sea grass beds and red tides.- Chapter 27 Interactions between marine protists and human beings