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Flagellates Unity, Diversity and Evolution

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ISBN-10: 0748409149

ISBN-13: 9780748409143

Edition: 2000

Authors: Barry S. C. Leadbeater, J. C. Green

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The Flagellates presents a multidisciplinary view of the flagellates exploring both their unity, in terms of their structure, mechanisms and processes, and their diversity in terms of biogeography, niche colonisation, and adaptations to their environment. In addition, evolutionary relationships amongst flagellates are explored. This is the only book published on this subject and features the most up to date information available making it an essential read for any one interested in or working in this field.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 6/8/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Bernhard Zangl is Professor of Global Governance at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.Barry S. C. Leadbeater is a retired Reader in Protistology at the University of Birmingham. His academic research interests include: ultrastructure, physiology and ecology of algae and protozoa, whereas his biotechnological research interests include: algae and water quality; physiology of algal/protistan biofilms and biological aspects of water treatment processes. He has authored and co-authored over 80 papers, edited five books and, presently, he is a monitoring editor of the journal Protist.

List of contributors
The flagellates; historical perspectives
The flagellate condition
Mechanisms of flagellar propulsion
The flagellate cytoskeleton: introduction of a general terminology for microtubular flagellar roots in protists
Molecular aspects of the centrin-based cytoskeleton in flagellates
The cell surface of flagellates
Sensory mechanisms: phototaxes and light perception in algae
Trophic strategies
Amitochondriate flagellates
Adaptations to parasitism among flagellates
Flagellates and the microbial loop
Functional diversity of heterotrophic flagellates in aquatic ecosystems
Geographic distribution and diversity of free-living heterotrophic flagellates
Cosmopolitan haptophyte flagellates and their genetic links
Occurrence and loss of organelles
Flagellate phylogeny: an ultrastructural approach
Flagellate megaevolution: the basis for eukaryote diversification
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