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The Ciliated Protozoa

Characterization, Classification, and Guide to the Literature

Authors: Lynn, Denis

  • Completely revised and updated
  • Major chapter on The Ciliate Taxa
  • Glossary with more than 700 terms
  • Contains hundreds of illustrations
  • Contains both Subject and Systematic indices
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About this book

The third edition of The Ciliated Protozoa continues the innovative approach of the previous two editions, thoroughly documenting the progress in our understanding of the evolutionary diversification of these widely distributed eukaryotic microorganisms.

The Glossary is considerably revised and expanded, serving as an illustrated ‘subject index’ of more than 700 terms. An introduction to the phylum is followed by chapters on the 11 classes. Each class chapter contains 7 sections:

  • taxonomic structure
  • life history and ecology
  • somatic structures
  • oral structures
  • division and morphogenesis
  • nuclei, sexuality, and life cycle
  • other features

The book includes new data on the ultrastructure of the somatic cortex of each class, molecular phylogenetics, ecology, and on other important aspects of ciliate biology. These new data are used, along with a novel conceptual approach, to rationalize a new system of classification for the phylum, presented in a major chapter on The Ciliate Taxa. The book includes an up-to-date bibliography of approximately 3,000 citations to both the ‘classical’ and recent literature, and both a Subject Index and a Systematic Index.

This unique and timely book will serve as a comprehensive and authoritative reference work for students, teachers, and researchers who have an interest in the protozoa, and particularly the ciliates.

As an additional feature, all figures are available electronically for free viewing on the book's homepage at www.springer.com/978-1-4020-8238-2, under Additional Information.

 

About the authors

Dr. Denis H. Lynn received his graduate training at the University of Toronto where he received his Ph.D. Protozoology in 1975. His early research on the comparative ultrastructure of ciliates was published in Biological Reviews and lead to a revised classification of the Phylum Ciliophora, which was published in 1981 in collaboration with Eugene B. Small. Dr. Lynn has published extensively on ciliates, authoring more than a dozen book chapters and almost 120 refereed publications. He is currently a full professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, and Editor in Chief of The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology.

Reviews

From the reviews of the third edition:

"The book is a combination of rigour, detail, and clarity. The prose is succinct and accessible, and the illustrations … are appropriate … . Of course, protozoologists will benefit from owning, or having access to this book, but others including applied and pure ecologist and broad range of phylogenists, microbiologists, and ultrastruturalists will appreciate its content and views. … it is a comprehensive reference work for students, teachers, and researchers interested in ciliate phylogeny, taxonomy, life histories, structure, and function." (David J.S. Montagnes, Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, Vol. 18 (1), March, 2009)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction and Progress in the Last Half Century

    Pages 1-14

  • Glossary of Terms and Concepts Useful in Ciliate Systematics

    Pages 15-73

  • Characters and the Rationale Behind the New Classification

    Pages 75-88

  • Phylum CILIOPHORA – Conjugating, Ciliated Protists with Nuclear Dualism

    Pages 89-120

  • Subphylum 1. POSTCILIODESMATOPHORA: Class 1. KARYORELICTEA – The “Dawn” or Eociliates

    Pages 121-128

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eBook $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8239-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8238-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ciliated Protozoa
Book Subtitle
Characterization, Classification, and Guide to the Literature
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8239-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8239-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8238-2
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 605
Additional Information
Originally published by Pergamon Press, New York, 1979
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