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Evolutionary Relationships Among Protozoa : The Systematics Association Special Volume Series - Graham H. Coombs

Evolutionary Relationships Among Protozoa

The Systematics Association Special Volume Series

By: Graham H. Coombs (Editor), Keith Vickerman (Editor), M.A. Sleigh (Editor), A. Warren (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1998
ISBN: 9780412798009
Number Of Pages: 468

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The evolutionary biology of protozoa is a field in which exciting changes are taking place. Relationships between different groups of protozoa are undergoing extensive review and the revised views will have significant repercussions for future investigations. New data from molecular and ultrastructural studies have changed our perception of evolution among this diverse group of organisms in recent years. This volume, part of the Systematics Association Special Volume Series, aims to review this important area and give an up-to-date synthesis of current understanding. The various chapters are deliberately broad in scope and explore areas such as the contribution of different techniques and approaches to the understanding of protistan evolution and the biochemical and physiological aspects of that evolution; there are also chapters that analyse and explore specific protistan groups. In addition some of the chapters discuss topics that are currently very controversial within this field, such as the finding that the 18S rRNA phylogenetic tree of protozoa is probably unreliable. The world-renowned editors have assembled an international team of outstanding scientists whose contributions have produced a volume of interest to all evolutionary biologists and especially those interested in protozoa.

List of contributors
Revolution among the Protozoap. 1
The molecular phylogeny of Eukaryota solid facts and uncertaintiesp. 25
Evolutionary relationships among protist phyla constructed from LSUrRNAs accounting for unequal rates of substitution among sitesp. 57
Evolutionary relationships of Microsporidiap. 77
Phylogenetics of protozoan tubulin with reference to the amitochondriate eukaryotesp. 91
Enzymes and compartmentation of core energy metabolism of anaerobic protists - a special case in eukaryotic evolution?p. 109
Molecular phylogeny of Trichomonas and Naegleria: implications for the relative timing of the mitochondrion endosymbiosisp. 133
Hydrogenosomes and plastid-like organelles in amoeboflagellates, chytrids and apicomplexan parasitesp. 149
Molecular systematics of the intestinal amoebaep. 169
Relationships between amoeboflagellatesp. 181
Molecular phylogeny of kinetoplastidsp. 195
Evolutionary relationships among the African trypanosomes: implications for the epidemiology and generation of human sleeping sickness epidemicsp. 213
Organelle and enzyme evolution in trypanosomatidsp. 229
The phylum Apicomplexa: an update on the molecular phylogenyp. 255
Origin of plastidsp. 275
Plastid-like DNA in apicomplexansp. 293
The karyorelictids (Protozoa, Ciliophora), a unique and enigmatic assemblage of marine, interstitial ciliates: a review emphasizing ciliary patterns and evolutionp. 305
Molecular and cellular evolution of ciliates: a phylogenetic perspectivep. 327
Phylogenetic relationships of the Myxozoap. 341
Relationships between lower fungi and protozoap. 351
Neomonada and the origin of animals and fungip. 375
Classification of protozoa and protists: the current statusp. 409
Indexp. 449
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ISBN: 9780412798009
ISBN-10: 041279800X
Series: The Systematics Association Special Volume Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 31st October 1998
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.9