The Biology of Free-living Heterotrophic Flagellates
David J. Patterson, Jacob Larsen, Systematics Association
Systematics Association, 1991 - Fiction - 505 pages
Flagellated protozoa have become important in two biological disciplines. In evolutionary biology flagellates are critical to understanding the origins of eukaryotic cells and their diversification as protists and subsequently as plants, animals and fungi. Flagellated protozoa also play a key role in aquatic ecosystems, where they regulate bacterial numbers and control the remineralization of nutrients. The aim of this volume is to provide a synthesis of information on these organisms. Chapters deal with the organization, diversity, ecology, and maintenance of free-living flagellates. Each chapter is written by a recognized authority in his or her field. The book will be of interest to protozoologists, protistologists, evolutionary biologists, and ecologists dealing with aquatic or soil ecosystems.
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Flagellate design and function
Trophic strategies among heterotrophic flagellates
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algae Alongi amoeboid Andersen Archiv fur Protistenkunde associated bacteria basal body benthic Bicosoeca Biology Bodo bodonids Bourrelly Brugerolle Caron Cavalier-Smith cell Chilomonas chloroplasts choanoflagellates Chromista Chrysochromulina Chrysophyceae chrysophytes ciliates collar colourless costal strips cryptomonads cyst cytostome detrital aggregates dictyosomes dinoflagellates Ecology Progress Series Ehrenberg Elbrachter euglenids eukaryotic extrusomes feeding apparatus Fenchel flagella flagellar apparatus flagellates flagellum Foissner food vacuoles free-living freshwater genera genus Goniomonas Gymnodinium heterokont heterotrophic heterotrophic flagellates Hibberd ingestion Journal of Phycology Journal of Protozoology Kent kinetoplastids Klebs Larsen and Patterson Leadbeater Lemmermann lorica Manton Marine Ecology Progress marine snow membrane microbial microtubules Mignot mitochondria mixotrophic Moestrup Mylnikov nanoplankton nucleus Ochromonas organisms Paraphysomonas particles Pascher Patterson 1990 Percolozoa phagotrophic photosynthetic plankton posterior Preisig prey Protistologica protists protoplast protozoa Protozoology sediments Skuja Skvortzov soil Spumella Stein striated structure studies surface taxa taxonomic tentacles Thomsen transverse costae Triemer trophic ultrastructural ventral Vickerman Zhukov zoospores