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Marine Protists: Diversity and Dynamics

By: Susumu Ohtsuka(Editor), Toshinobu Suzaki(Editor), Takeo Horiguchi(Editor), Noritoshi Suzuki(Editor), Fabrice Not(Editor)

648 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, 32 tables


Hardback | Sep 2015 | #230440 | ISBN-13: 9784431551294
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This comprehensive book provides a unique overview of advances in the biology and ecology of marine protists. Nowadays marine protistology is a hot spot in science to disclose life phenomena using the latest techniques. Although many protistological textbooks deal with the cytology, genetics, ecology, and pathology of specific organisms, none keeps up with the quick pace of new discoveries on the diversity and dynamics of marine protists in general.

Marine Protists: Diversity and Dynamics gives an overview of current research on the phylogeny, cytology, genomics, biology, ecology, fisheries, applied sciences, geology and pathology of marine free-living and symbiotic protists. Poorly known but ecologically important protists such as labyrinthulids and apostome ciliates are also presented in detail. Special attention is paid to complex interactions between marine protists and other organisms including human beings. An understanding of the ecological roles of marine protists is essential for conservation of nature and human welfare. Marine Protists: Diversity and Dynamics will be of great interest not only to scientists and students but also to a larger audience, to give a better understanding of protists' diverse roles in marine ecosystems.


1 Protistan Diversity in Environmental Molecular Surveys
2 Unusual Features of Dinokaryon, the Enigmatic Nucleus of Dinoflagellates
3 Diversity of Microbial Eukaryotes in Deep Sea Chemosynthetic Ecosystems Illuminated by Molecular Techniques
4 Biology, Diversity and Ecology of Free-Living Heterotrophic Flagellates
5 Basal Lineages of Green Algae - Their Diversity and Phylogeny
6 Typical Features of Genomes in the Mamiellophyceae
7 Planktic Foraminifera
8 Biology and Ecology of Radiolaria
9 Phaeodaria: Diverse Marine Cercozoans of World-Wide Distribution
10 Ecology and Evolution of Marine Diatoms and Parmales
11 Planktonic Ciliates: Diverse Ecological Function in Seawater
12 Biology and Paleontology of Coccolithophores (Haptophytes)
13 Diversity and Ecology of Thraustochytrid Protists in the Marine Environment
14 Ecology and Distribution of Protists in Brackish Water Lakes
15 Oldest Fossil Records of Marine Protists and the Geologic History Toward the Establishment of the Modern-Type Marine Protist World

16 Diversity and Phylogeny of Marine Parasitic Dinoflagellates
17 Biology of Symbiotic Dinoflagellates (Symbiodinium)in Corals
18 Biology of Symbiotic Apostome Ciliates: Their Diversity and Importance in the Aquatic Ecosystems
19 Photosymbiosis in Marine Planktonic Protists
20 Marine Protist Viruses
21 Biology of Parasitic Heterotrophic Nanoflagellates: Parasitoids of Diatoms

22 Fish and Shellfish Diseases Caused by Marine Protists
23 Taxonomy and Distribution of the Unarmored Dinoflagellates Cochlodinium polykrikoides and C. fulvescens
24 Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP)-Producing Dinoflagellate and PSP-Infested Organisms
25 Interactions Between Harmful Algae and Algicidal and Growth-Inhibiting Bacteria Associated with Seaweeds and Seagrasses
26 Relationships Between Aquatic Protists and Humans

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