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Biocommunication of Ciliates

Editors: Witzany, Guenther, Nowacki, Mariusz (Eds.)

  • First coherent description of all levels of communication of ciliates
  • Serves as a learning tool for research aspects in biocommunication in ciliates
  • Will guide scientists in further investigations on ciliate behavior, how they mediate signaling processes between themselves and the environment
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This is the first coherent description of all levels of communication of ciliates. Ciliates are highly sensitive organisms that actively compete for environmental resources. They assess their surroundings, estimate how much energy they need for particular goals, and then realise the optimum variant. They take measures to control certain environmental resources. They perceive themselves and can distinguish between ‘self’ and ‘non-self’. They process and evaluate information and then modify their behaviour accordingly. 

These highly diverse competences show us that this is possible owing to sign(aling)-mediated communication processes within ciliates (intra-organismic), between the same, related and different ciliate species (inter-organismic), and between ciliates and non-ciliate organisms (trans-organismic). This is crucial in coordinating growth and development, shape and dynamics.

This book further serves as a learning tool for research aspects in biocommunication in ciliates. It will guide scientists in further investigations on ciliate behavior, how they mediate signaling processes between themselves and the environment.

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“This book is an absolute treasure trove of information on the molecular aspects of the cell biology of ciliates.” (Michael Lynch, Bloomington, Indiana University)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction: Keylevels of Biocommunication of Ciliates

    Witzany, Guenther

    Pages 1-12

  • Principles of Intracellular Signaling in Ciliated Protozoa—A Brief Outline

    Plattner, Helmut

    Pages 13-34

  • RNA-Guided Genome Editing

    Allen, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 35-50

  • Intracytoplasmic Signaling from Cilia in Ciliates

    Satir, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 51-63

  • Chemotaxis as an Expression of Communication of Tetrahymena

    Köhidai, Laszlo

    Pages 65-82

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32211-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32209-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-81224-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biocommunication of Ciliates
Editors
  • Guenther Witzany
  • Mariusz Nowacki
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32211-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32211-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32209-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81224-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 372
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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