Biochemistry and Physiology of Protozoa

Biochemistry and Physiology of Protozoa

1st Edition - January 1, 1951

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  • Editor: André Lwoff
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483263663

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Biochemistry and Physiology of Protozoa, Volume I focuses on the chemical and physiological features of Protozoa, including nutrition, metabolism, and growth of phytoflagellates, Trypanosomidae and Bodonidae, biochemistry of ciliates and Plasmodium, and the influence of antimalarials. The selection first offers information on the biochemistry of Protozoa and phytoflagellates, including sexuality in Chlamydomonas, growth factors and chemical asepsis, descriptive chemistry and phylogenetic relationships, evolutionary aspects of photosynthesis, nutrition and biochemistry of Protozoa, and the biochemical evolution of Protozoa. The text then ponders on the nutrition of parasitic flagellates and metabolism of Trypanosomidae and Bodonidae. The publication takes a look at the nutrition of parasitic amebae, biochemistry of Plasmodium and the influence of antimalarials, and the biochemistry of ciliates in pure culture. Topics include carbon metabolism and respiration, nitrogen metabolism, antimalarial compounds and their influence on the metabolism of malarial parasites, metabolism of malarial parasites, and nutrition of the dysentery ameba, Entamoeba histolytica. The selection is a valuable reference for cytologists, geneticists, and pathologists interested in the biochemistry and physiology of protozoa.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Introduction to Biochemistry of Protozoa

    I. Protozoa

    II. Biochemistry of Protozoa

    III. Nutrition of Protozoa

    IV. Obligate Phototrophic Flagellates and Specialized Energy Sources

    V. Biochemical Evolution of Protozoa


    The Phytoflagellates

    I. Introduction

    II. Evolutionary Aspects of Photosynthesis

    III. Descriptive Chemistry and Phylogenetic Relationships

    IV. The Metabolic Pool and "Acetate Flagellates

    V. Streptomycin-Induced Apochlorosis

    VI. Growth in Darkness

    VII. The Nitrogen Requirement and Nitrate as H-Acceptor

    VIII. Growth Factors and Chemical Asepsis

    IX. Inorganic Nutrition

    X. Sexuality in Chlamydomonas

    XI. Summary


    The Nutrition of Parasitic Flagellates (Trypanosomidae, Trichomonadinae)

    I. Introduction

    II. Trypanosomidae

    III. The Nutrition of the Trichomonads


    Metabolism of Trypanosomidae and Bodonidae

    I. Introduction

    II. Trypanosomidae

    III. Bodonidae


    Nutrition of Parasitic Amebae

    I. Introduction

    II. Nutrition of the Dysentery Ameba, Entamoeba histolytica


    Biochemistry of Plasmodium and the Influence of Antimalarials

    I. Introduction

    II. Chemical and Metabolic Constituents of Parasitized Erythrocytes and of Plasma

    III. Metabolism of Malarial Parasites

    IV. Cultivation of Malarial Parasites

    V. In Vivo Nutritional Aspects

    VI. Natural Control of Malarial Infections

    VII. Antimalarial Compounds and Their Influences on the Metabolism of Malarial Parasites

    VIII. Discussion—Unsolved Biochemical Problems


    The Biochemistry of Ciliates in Pure Culture

    I. Introduction

    II. Inorganic Requirements

    III. Carbon Metabolism and Respiration

    IV. Nitrogen Metabolism

    V. Growth Factors

    VI. General Conditions of Growth

    VII. Applications


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 444
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1951
  • Published: January 1, 1951
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483263663

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André Lwoff

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