Protistology

Protistology

1st Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Author: Sina M Adl
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323952996

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Description

Protistology provides a comprehensive overview on recent developments in understanding the diversity of cell biology, genomic processes, parasite-host interactions, and the evolution of eukaryotes. The book is the first modern treatise on these organisms, walking readers through protistology’s diversity and classification. This book is an ideal supplemental text for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in microbial ecology, freshwater and marine biology, soil ecology, environmental sciences, or those looking to initiate a course in protistology.

Key Features

  • Covers the entire breadth of protists, including numerous illustrations, photographs and figures
  • Provides an accessible, modern classification of protists
  • Presents comparative cell biology and evolutionary trends in the diversity of protists

Readership

Students and educators of microbial ecology, biodiversity and natural history, molecular phylogenies and bioinformatics, evolution, parasitology, and environmental sciences. Professionals in these sectors: pharmaceutical discovery, environmental remediation, pollution control, government environment and parks agencies, sustainable agriculture, plant pathology, animal and zoonotic diseases, algal biofuels, algal nutraceuticals and food supplements or additives, veterinary pathology, crop diseases, and medical microbiology and pathology clinicians

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    1.1.Origin of eukaryotes
    1.2.What is a protist species?
    1.3.Biogeography and dispersal

    2. A brief history

    3. Diversity, classification, and nomenclature

    Section I.
    4. Archaeplastida
    4.1.Glaucophyta
    4.2.Rhodophyceae
    4.3.Chloroplastida
    4.3.1.Chlorophyta
    4.3.2.Streptophyta

    5. Cryptista

    6. Haptista
    6.1.Haptophyta
    6.2.Centroplasthelida

    7. Stramenopiles
    7.1.Opalozoa
    7.2.Sagenista
    7.3.Gyrista
    7.4.Chrysista
    7.4.1.Eustigmatales
    7.4.2.Synchromophyceae
    7.4.3.Synurales
    7.4.4.Chrysophyceae
    7.4.5.Raphidophyceae
    7.4.6.Phaeothamniophyceae
    7.4.7.Xanthophyceae
    7.4.8.Schizocladia
    7.4.9.Phaeophyceae
    7.5.Diatomista
    7.5.1.Pelagophyceae
    7.5.2.Dictyochophyceae
    7.5.3.Bolidophyceae
    7.5.4.Diatomea

    8. Alveolata
    8.1.Protoalveolates
    8.1.1.Colpodellida
    8.1.2.Perkinsidae
    8.1.3.Colponemidia
    8.2.Dinoflagellata
    8.2.1.Syndiniales
    8.2.2.Dinophyceae
    8.3.Apicomplexa
    8.3.1.Aconoidasida
    8.3.2.Conoidasida
    8.4.Ciliophora

    9. Rhizaria
    9.1.Gymnosphaeridae
    9.2.Cercozoa
    9.2.1.Cercomonadida
    9.2.2.Paracercomonadida
    9.2.3.Glissomonadida
    9.2.4.Viridiraptoridae
    9.2.5.Pansomonadidae
    9.2.6.Sainourodea
    9.2.7.Thecofilosea
    9.2.7.1. Cryomonadida
    9.2.7.2. Tectofilosida
    9.2.7.3. Ebriacea
    9.2.7.4. Phaeodarea
    9.3.Imbricatea
    9.3.1.Granofilosea
    9.3.2.Chlorarachnea
    9.3.3.Silicofilosea
    9.4.Endomyxa
    9.4.1.Vampyrellida
    9.4.2.Phytomyxea
    9.4.3.Ascetosporea
    9.5.Radiolaria
    9.5.1.Taxopodida
    9.5.2.Acantharea
    9.5.3.Polycystinea
    9.6.Foraminifera
    9.6.1.Monothalamea
    9.6.2.Tubothalamea
    9.6.3.Globothalamea

    10. Amorphea, Opisthokonta, CRUMS, and Obazoa

    11. Amoebozoa
    11.1. Tubulinea
    11.2. Evosea
    11.3. Discosea

    12. Discoba
    12.1. Jakobida
    12.2. Heterolobosea
    12.3. Euglenozoa
    12.3.1. Euglenida
    12.3.2. Symbiontida
    12.3.3. Diplonemea
    12.3.4. Kinetoplastea

    13. Metamonada
    13.1. Fornicata
    13.2. Parabasalia
    13.3. Preaxostyla

    Section II.
    14. Codon usage

    15. Endosymbionts

    16. Transfer of organelle and symbiont genes to the nucleus

    17. Lateral gene transfers

    18. Ectosymbionts

    19. Extrusomes

    20. Endomembrane system, vesicle transport

    21. Surface antigen variance

    22. Ciliophora genetics and inheritance, (epigenetics)

    23. Gene editing

    24. Mating type systems

    25. Cell-cell communication and recognition

    26. Cell shape and polarity

    27. Cytoskeletal elements (fine filaments, intermediate filaments, microtubular structures)

    28. Morphogenesis and cell cycle regulation

    29. Evolution and diversity of parasitism

    30. Ecology (functional groups, community structure, food webs and nutrient cycling)
    30.1. Protists in soil ecology
    30.2. Protists in freshwater ecology
    30.3. Protists in marine coastal systems
    30.4. Protists in marine ecology

    31. Glossary and Abbreviations

    32. Journals and Societies

    33. Bibliography (selected papers and books)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 370
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323952996

About the Author

Sina M Adl

Dr. Sina Adl, has been a university Professor since 2002. He graduated with a PhD from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, in 1998. His research has been in 1) protist diversity and classification; 2) soil ecology and sustainable agriculture; 3) soil food webs and community structure; 4) global soil biodiversity and biogeography. He is a past-President of the International Society of Protistologists (an umbrella society for various national and related disciplinary societies). He has taught Microbial Diversity, Microbial Ecology, Comparative Protistology, Soil Ecology, and Global Food Security (from a sustainable agriculture perspective). He is the founding editor, and Editor-in-Chief of Rhizosphere (Elsevier), a soil ecology journal.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

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