Evolutionary Relationships Among Protozoa
Editors: Coombs, G.H., Vickerman, K., Sleigh, M.A., Warren, A. (Eds.)
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The evolutionary biology of protozoa is a field in which exciting changes are taking place. Relationships between different groups of protozoa are undergoing extensive review and the revised views will have significant repercussions for future investigations. New data from molecular and ultrastructural studies have changed our perception of evolution among this diverse group of organisms in recent years.
This volume, part of the Systematics Association Special Volume Series, aims to review this important area and give an up-to-date synthesis of current understanding. The various chapters are deliberately broad in scope and explore areas such as the contribution of different techniques and approaches to the understanding of protistan evolution and the biochemical and physiological aspects of that evolution; there are also chapters that analyse and explore specific protistan groups. In addition some of the chapters discuss topics that are currently very controversial within this field, such as the finding that the 18S rRNA phylogenetic tree of protozoa is probably unreliable.
The world-renowned editors have assembled an international team of outstanding scientists whose contributions have produced a volume of interest to all evolutionary biologists and especially those interested in protozoa.
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- Book Title
- Evolutionary Relationships Among Protozoa
- Graham H. Coombs
- Keith Vickerman
- M.A. Sleigh
- Alan Warren
- Series Title
- The Systematics Association Special Volume Series
- Series Volume
- Springer Netherlands
- Copyright Holder
- Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
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- Number of Pages
- XX, 468