Freeliving Freshwater Protozoa
D. J. Patterson
Softcover 223 pages, 241 colour photos, 431 B+W illus ISBN 9781874545408
Protozoa may be found in almost every aquatic habitat, each containing dozens of species.
The diversity can provide invaluable insights into the nature of the habitat. Protozoa can thus be
used to illustrate biological principles.
This colour guide makes the identification of individual protozoa easily accessible to
students and professionals and provides information on protozoan communities found in
different environments by means of a wealth of colour photomicrographs supported by
original and detailed line drawings and concise text.
The guide will be welcomed by professional practitioners, researchers and instructors,
by graduate, undergraduate and secondary level students, in a wide range of disciplines, for its
clarity in providing a logical system for learning and recognition, the first step towards
understanding and using the protozoan community as a biological indicator of environmental
change, pollution and contamination.
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Extensive bibliography and references.
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