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By Denis H. Lynn (eds.)

The 3rd version of The Ciliated Protozoa maintains the leading edge procedure of the former variations, completely documenting the development in our realizing of the evolutionary diversification of those broadly allotted eukaryotic microorganisms.

The Glossary is significantly revised and increased, serving as an illustrated ‘subject index’ of greater than seven hundred phrases. An creation to the phylum is via chapters at the eleven periods. every one type bankruptcy comprises 7 sections:

  • taxonomic constitution
  • life historical past and ecology
  • somatic constructions
  • oral buildings
  • division and morphogenesis
  • nuclei, sexuality, and lifestyles cycle
  • other positive aspects

The e-book comprises new information at the ultrastructure of the somatic cortex of every category, molecular phylogenetics, ecology, and on different vital elements of ciliate biology. those new info are used, in addition to a unique conceptual method, to rationalize a brand new procedure of class for the phylum, awarded in a big bankruptcy on The CiliateTaxa. The e-book contains an up to date bibliography of roughly 3,000 citations to either the ‘classical’ and up to date literature, and either a Subject Index and a Systematic Index.

This particular and well timed publication will function a complete and authoritative reference paintings for college kids, academics, and researchers who've an curiosity within the protozoa, and especially the ciliates.

As an extra characteristic, all figures can be found electronically at no cost viewing at the book's homepage at, below Additional Information.

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While Small and Lynn (1981, 1985) established 15 subclasses and 48 orders, our revised scheme has 19 subclasses and 59 orders. Many of these changes have been influenced by genetic data obtained in the last few years, and these are discussed both by Lynn (1996b, 2004) and in the chapters devoted to each class (see Chapters 5–15). 6 Guide to Remaining Chapters This book takes its basic form from the 3rd edition of “The Ciliated Protozoa” by Corliss (1979). Following this Introduction, we have revised Chapter 2, but used Corliss as the solid grounding for the glossary of terms.

Oral polykinetids in kinetofragminophorans could be pseudomembranelles, in oligohymenophorans could be membranoids or membranelles, and in polyhymenophorans could be paramembranelles or heteromembranelles (see definitions in Chapter 2). This diversity suggested that these different complex oral structures were probably not homologues. In fact, what they undoubtedly illustrate are diverse solutions to the “problem” of filter feeding that had arisen through convergent evolution in a much larger number than three independent lineages or classes.

The suggestion that macronuclear division has arisen separately twice during the evolution of ciliates is not unreasonable, considering that at least two kinds of nuclear division, using both extranuclear and intranuclear microtubules also occur in the dinoflagellates (Perret, Albert, Bordes, & Soyer-Gobillard, 1991), the sister clade to the ciliates (Leander & Keeling, 2003; Van de Peer, Van der Auwera, & De Wachter, 1996). 5 Major Differences in the New Scheme Corliss (1979) noted in his discussion of the major differences of schemes that an obvious trend has been the inflation of taxa as our discovery and understanding of diversity have changed from the 1880s until the present.

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