Biochemistry and Physiology of Protozoa - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780124446014, 9780323161688

Biochemistry and Physiology of Protozoa

2nd Edition

Editors: M Levendowsky
eBook ISBN: 9780323161688
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1979
Page Count: 478
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Biochemistry and Physiology of Protozoa, Second Edition, Volume 1 is organized into 13 chapters, beginning with a discussion on fine structure and phytogeny of phytoflagellates. This book discusses the structural features of protozoan cytochromes. Subsequent chapters explain sterol and carotenoid distributions in various groups, phycobiliproteins in cryptomonads, halotolerance in Dunaliella, physiology of coccolithophorids, the ameboflagellates, and bioluminescence of phytoflagellates. This edition also describes the most severe and best known of the toxins, saxitoxin, produced by species of Gonyaulax. Lastly, the physiological ecology of red tide flagellates is explained.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to Volume

Contents of Other Volumes

1 Introduction



2 The Phytoflagellates: Fine Structure and Phylogeny

I. Introduction

II. Fine Structure

III. Phylogenetic Indicators

IV. Discussion and Phylogenetic Conclusions



3 Structural Features of Protozoan Cytochromes

I. Introduction

II. The Isolation of Mitochondnal Cytochromes c from Protozoa

III. Properties of Mitochondnal Cytochromes c from Protozoa

IV. Amino Acid Sequence Studies on Mitochondrial Cytochromes c

V. Cytochromes f

VI. Conclusions


4 Isoprenoid Distribution and Biosynthesis in Flagellates

I. Introduction

II. Nature and Distribution

III. Biosynthesis

IV. Conclusions


5 Phycobiliproteins of Cryptophyceae

I. Introduction

II. Function and Localization

III. Photophysical Properties and Biochemical Characteristics

IV. Phylogenetic Relationship with Rhodophyta and Cyanophyta


6 Halotolerance of Dunaliella

I. Introduction

II. Taxonomy

III. Morphology and Ultrastructure

IV. Ecology

V. General Salt Relations

VI. Halophilism

VII. Recapitulation


7 Physiology of Coccolithophorids

I. Introduction

II. Internal Structure of the Cell

III. Life Cycles

IV. Morphology of Coccoliths and Associated Structures

V. Coccolith Formation and Calcification


8 Small Amebas and Ameboflagellates

I. Introduction

II. The Trophic Ameba

III. The Cyst

IV. The Flagellate

V. Ecology

VI. Nutrition and Growth

VII. Soil Amebas as Pathogens


9 The Bioluminescence of Dinoflagellates

I. Introduction

II. In Vivo Bioluminescence

III. Biochemistry of Dinoflagellate Bioluminescence

IV. Circadian Rhythms in Bioluminescence in Dinoflagellates

V. The Adaptive Value of Bioluminescence in Dinoflagellates

VI. Prospects and Conclusions


10 Sexuality in Colonial Green Flagellates

I. Introduction

II. Nutrition

III. Vegetative Reproduction

IV. Stages of the Sexual Reaction: Morphology and Physiology

V. Hormonal Control of Differentiation

VI. Cell Cycle Events and Differentiation

VII. Mating Types and Species Structure

VIII. Genetic Analysis of Sexuality

IX. Maintenance of Clones and Their Fertility

X. Summary


11 Learning in Protozoa

I. Introduction to Learning

II. Pattern Learning

III. Maze Learning

IV. Tube Escape Learning

V. Food Selection Learning

VI. Food-Wire Association Learning

VII. Approach and Avoidance Learning

VIII. Touch-Light Association Learning

IX. Conclusions


12 Physiological Ecology of Red Tide Flagellates

I. Introduction

II. Behavior Relative to Physical Factors

III. Nutritional Requirements

IV. Ecology of Red Tides


Appendix to Chapter 12: On a Class of Mathematical Models for Gymnodinium breve Red Tides



13 Poisonous Dinoflagellates

I. Distribution of Known Species of Poisonous Dinoflagellates

II. Diseases of Humans and Animals Caused by Dinoflagellate Poisons

III. Detection of the Poisons Produced by Dinoflagellates and Found in Shellfish

IV. Chemical Nature of Dinoflagellate Poisons

V. Public Health Aspects of Dinoflagellate Poisons and Their Control


Author Index

Subject Index


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