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Title Marine protists : diversity and dynamics / Susumu Ohtsuka, Toshinobu Suzaki, Takeo Horiguchi, Noritoshi Suzuki, Fabrice Not, editors
Published Tokyo : Springer Japan, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (ix, 648 pages)
Contents Part I. DIVERSITY, BIOLOGY, AND ECOLOGY. 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 -- Part II. SYMBIOSIS. 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 -- Part III. INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MARINE PROTISTS AND HUMANS. 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
Summary "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. The book 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. This book 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"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Protista.
Marine algae.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Marine algae
Form Electronic book
Author Ohtsuka, Susumu, editor
Suzaki, Toshinobu, 1955- editor.
Horiguchi, Takeo, editor
Suzuki, Noritoshi, editor
Not, Fabrice, editor
ISBN 9784431551300