The Ciliated Protozoa - Characterization, Classification, and Guide to the Literature - 3rd edition
Denis H Lynn
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.
Hardcover- 606 pp ISBN 9781402082382
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
This 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.
Written for: Academic libraries, specialist protozoologists, classroom text in protistology or ciliate biology
Preface to Third Edition.
List of Tables.
List of Figures
Introduction and Progress in the Last Half Century
Glossary of Terms and Concepts Useful in Ciliate Systematics.
Characters and the Rationale behind the New Classification.
- Phylum CILIOPHORA Conjugating, Ciliated Protists with Nuclear Dualism.
- Subphylum 1. POSTCILIODESMATOPHORA: Class 1. Karyorelictea The "Dawn" or Eociliates.
- Subphylum 1. POSTCILIODESMATOPHORA: Class 2. Heterotrichea Once Close to the Top.
- Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 1. Spirotrichea Ubiquitous and Morphologically
- Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 2. Armophorea Sapropelibionts That Once Were
- Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 3. Litostomatea Simple Ciliates but Highly Derived.
- Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 4. Phyllopharyngea Diverse in Form, Related
- Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 5. Nassophorea Diverse, Yet Still Possibly Pivotal
- Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 6. Colpodea Somatically Conserved but Orally
- Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 7. Prostomatea Once Considered Ancestral,
Now Definitely Derived
- Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 8. Plagiopylea A True Riboclass of
- Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 9. Oligohymenophorea Once a Pivotal Group,
Now a Terminal Radiation.- Deep Phylogeny, Gene Sequences, And Character State
Mapping The Course Of Ciliate Evolution.
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