The Ciliated Protozoa

The Ciliated Protozoa

Characterization, Classification and Guide to the Literature

2nd Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Author: John O. Corliss
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154176

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The Ciliated Protozoa: Characterization, Classification and Guide to the Literature, Second Edition presents a premature major overhauling of the systematics of the Ciliophora sensu lato, which is considered a separate phylum. This book includes a developed rationale and defined criteria that serve as a basis for the reclassification of the ciliates. Discussions of controversial taxa are provided, including arbitrary but critical resolution of their place in, or rejection from, the new overall system. The ideas concerning the evolution of ciliates, as well as “phylogenetic trees” are also covered in this text. This text categorizes the ciliates into three classes—Kinetofragminophora, Oligohymenophora, and Polyhymenophora. This publication is a good source for biologists and students interested in ciliates.

Table of Contents

  • List of Tables

    List of Illustrations


    Preface to First Edition

    Preface to Second Edition

    Part 1. Basic Considerations and Characterization of Principal Groups

    Chapter 1. Introductory Considerations: Bases, Difficulties, and Results of New Approaches

    Chapter 2. Glossary of Terms and Concepts Useful in Ciliate Systematics

    Chapter 3. Sources and Use of Differentiating Characters, and the Rationale Behind the New Classification

    Chapter 4. Phylum CILIOPHORA: General Description and Overview of the Major Groups

    Chapter 5. Class KINETOFRAGMINOPHORA: (1) The "Dawn" or Eociliates and the Problems They Pose

    Chapter 6. Class KINETOFRAGMINOPHORA: (2) First of the "Typical" Ciliophorans, the Prostomatid, Haptorid, and Pleurostomatid Gymnostomes

    Chapter 7. Class KINETOFRAGMINOPHORA: (3) The Vestibuhferans, from Trichostomes to Entodiniomorphids and Colpodids

    Chapter 8. Class KINETOFRAGMINOPHORA: (4) The Independent Hypostomes, in All Their Intriguing Diversity

    Chapter 9. Class KINETOFRAGMINOPHORA: (5) The Suctorians, a Most Singular Group

    Chapter 10. Class OLIGOHYMENOPHORA

    Chapter 11. Class OLIGOHYMENOPHORA

    Chapter 12. Class OLIGOHYMENOPHORA

    (1) The Hymenostomes sensu lato and sensu stricto

    (2) The Scuticociliates, an Integral Separate Assemblage

    (3) The Astomes, a Distinctive Group of Mouthless Hymenostomes

    Chapter 13. Class OLIGOHYMENOPHORA: (4) The Peritrichs, Taxonomically a Perennial Puzzle

    Chapter 14. Class POLYHYMENOPHORA: (1) The Heterotrichs, Base Group of the Spirotrichs, and the Odontostomes

    Chapter 15. Class POLYHYMENOPHORA: (2) The Oligotrichs, Specialized Forms Often Neglected

    Chapter 16. Class POLYHYMENOPHORA: (3) The Hypotrichs, a Ubiquitous and Highly Evolved Group

    Chapter 17. Ciliate Evolution and Phylogeny

    Part II. The Proposed System of Classification

    Chapter 18. Comparison of Present Classification with Other Recent Major Proposals

    Chapter 19. Taxonomic-Nomenclatural Principles and Procedures

    Chapter 20. The Ciliate Taxa, Including Families and Their Genera

    Part III. Guide to the Literature

    Chapter 21. Major Monographs, Books, and Review Articles - and Principals in Ciliatology

    Chapter 22. References Cited: A Selected Bibliography, with Emphasis on Works Published Since 1960

    Systematic Index [Concluded with a Brief Host Index]

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  • No. of pages: 472
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154176

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