The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates: Models for Marine Plankton

The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates: Models for Marine Plankton

Editor(s): John R. Dolan, David J. S. Montagnes, Sabine Agatha, D. Wayne Coats, Diane K. Stoecker

Published Online: 20 SEP 2012 04:14AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470671511

Online ISBN: 9781118358092

DOI: 10.1002/9781118358092

About this Book

Planktonic protists both produce and consume most of the primary production in the world ocean. They not only play key roles in the oceans but also represent an astounding amount of diversity: ecological morphological and genetic. However, for most taxa their ecology, morphology, phylogeny and biogeography are either poorly known or appear to be largely unrelated to one another; this hinders our understanding of their biology as well as interpretation of emerging genetic data. Tintinnid ciliates represent a singular exception. Compared to nearly all other groups of planktonic protists, there is a very substantial and relatively detailed literature (both modern and historical) on tintinnids. This volume synthesizes knowledge concerning a wide variety of topics ranging from anatomy and systematics, physiology, behavior, ecology (including ecological roles, predators, parasites, biogeography, and cysts) to fossil history. It will appeal to an audience ranging from advanced undergraduates to researchers in the fields of Oceanography, Marine Biology and Microbial Ecology.

Table of contents

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    3. Chapter 2

      The Tintinnid Lorica (pages 17–41)

      Sabine Agatha, Michèle Laval-Peuto and Paul Simon

    4. Chapter 8

      Fossil Tintinnids (pages 186–197)

      Jere H. Lipps, Thorsten Stoeck and Micah Dunthorn

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