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Protistology,
Edition 1
By Sina M. Adl

Publication Date: 15 Jun 2024
Awaiting publication
Description
Protistology provides a comprehensive overview on recent developments in understanding the diversity of cell biology, genomic processes, parasite-host interactions, and the evolution of eukaryotes. The book is the first modern treatise on these organisms, walking readers through protistology’s diversity and classification. This book is an ideal supplemental text for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in microbial ecology, freshwater and marine biology, soil ecology, environmental sciences, or those looking to initiate a course in protistology.

Key Features

  • Covers the entire breadth of protists, including numerous illustrations, photographs and figures
  • Provides an accessible, modern classification of protists
  • Presents comparative cell biology and evolutionary trends in the diversity of protists
About the author
By Sina M. Adl, Professor, Department of Soil Sciences, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada
Table of Contents
1. Introduction1.1.Origin of eukaryotes1.2.What is a protist species?1.3.Biogeography and dispersal2. A brief history3. Diversity, classification, and nomenclatureSection I.4. Archaeplastida4.1.Glaucophyta4.2.Rhodophyceae4.3.Chloroplastida4.3.1.Chlorophyta4.3.2.Streptophyta5. Cryptista6. Haptista6.1.Haptophyta6.2.Centroplasthelida7. Stramenopiles7.1.Opalozoa7.2.Sagenista7.3.Gyrista7.4.Chrysista7.4.1.Eustigmatales7.4.2.Synchromophyceae7.4.3.Synurales7.4.4.Chrysophyceae7.4.5.Raphidophyceae7.4.6.Phaeothamniophyceae7.4.7.Xanthophyceae7.4.8.Schizocladia7.4.9.Phaeophyceae7.5.Diatomista7.5.1.Pelagophyceae7.5.2.Dictyochophyceae7.5.3.Bolidophyceae7.5.4.Diatomea8. Alveolata8.1.Protoalveolates8.1.1.Colpodellida8.1.2.Perkinsidae8.1.3.Colponemidia8.2.Dinoflagellata8.2.1.Syndiniales8.2.2.Dinophyceae8.3.Apicomplexa8.3.1.Aconoidasida8.3.2.Conoidasida8.4.Ciliophora9. Rhizaria9.1.Gymnosphaeridae9.2.Cercozoa9.2.1.Cercomonadida9.2.2.Paracercomonadida9.2.3.Glissomonadida9.2.4.Viridiraptoridae9.2.5.Pansomonadidae9.2.6.Sainourodea9.2.7.Thecofilosea9.2.7.1. Cryomonadida9.2.7.2. Tectofilosida9.2.7.3. Ebriacea9.2.7.4. Phaeodarea9.3.Imbricatea9.3.1.Granofilosea9.3.2.Chlorarachnea9.3.3.Silicofilosea9.4.Endomyxa9.4.1.Vampyrellida9.4.2.Phytomyxea9.4.3.Ascetosporea9.5.Radiolaria9.5.1.Taxopodida9.5.2.Acantharea9.5.3.Polycystinea9.6.Foraminifera9.6.1.Monothalamea9.6.2.Tubothalamea9.6.3.Globothalamea10. Amorphea, Opisthokonta, CRUMS, and Obazoa11. Amoebozoa11.1. Tubulinea11.2. Evosea11.3. Discosea12. Discoba12.1. Jakobida12.2. Heterolobosea12.3. Euglenozoa12.3.1. Euglenida12.3.2. Symbiontida12.3.3. Diplonemea12.3.4. Kinetoplastea13. Metamonada13.1. Fornicata13.2. Parabasalia13.3. PreaxostylaSection II.14. Codon usage15. Endosymbionts16. Transfer of organelle and symbiont genes to the nucleus17. Lateral gene transfers18. Ectosymbionts19. Extrusomes20. Endomembrane system, vesicle transport21. Surface antigen variance22. Ciliophora genetics and inheritance, (epigenetics)23. Gene editing24. Mating type systems25. Cell-cell communication and recognition26. Cell shape and polarity27. Cytoskeletal elements (fine filaments, intermediate filaments, microtubular structures)28. Morphogenesis and cell cycle regulation29. Evolution and diversity of parasitism30. Ecology (functional groups, community structure, food webs and nutrient cycling)30.1. Protists in soil ecology30.2. Protists in freshwater ecology30.3. Protists in marine coastal systems30.4. Protists in marine ecology31. Glossary and Abbreviations32. Journals and Societies33. Bibliography (selected papers and books)
Book details
ISBN: 9780323952996
Page Count: 370
Retail Price : £115.00
9783510654567; 9783030113292
Audience
Students and educators of microbial ecology, biodiversity and natural history, molecular phylogenies and bioinformatics, evolution, parasitology, and environmental sciences, Professionals in these sectors: pharmaceutical discovery, environmental remediation, pollution control, government environment and parks agencies, sustainable agriculture, plant pathology, animal and zoonotic diseases, algal biofuels, algal nutraceuticals and food supplements or additives, veterinary pathology, crop diseases, and medical microbiology and pathology clinicians