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Mongraph of the Oxytrichidae (Ciliophore, Hypotrichia) : Monographiae Biologicae - Helmut Berger

Mongraph of the Oxytrichidae (Ciliophore, Hypotrichia)

Monographiae Biologicae

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The monophylum Oxytrichidae (Ciliophora, Hypotrichia) contains freshwater-, marine-, and soil-dwelling species. Some taxa are extremely widespread in freshwater (e.g. Oxytricha, Stylonychia) or in terrestrial habitats (e.g. Gonostomum). Oxytricha and Stylonychia have been used for many molecular, ultrastructural, and genetic investigations. This is the first book since Ehrenberg's (1838) monumental work to summarize the morphological, morphogenetic, faunistic, and ecological data from the past 220 years, scattered in more than 2500 references from all over the world. One central dichotomous key leads directly to 32 genera comprising about 169 species, which are illustrated by more than 2400 figures, including original ones. Taxonomists, ecologists, limnologists, soil biologists, and cell biologists will find a list of synonyms, a discussion of nomenclatural and taxonomic problems, and a detailed morphological and ecological description, including almost all published faunistic records. This enables both the specialist and the practitioner to determine species without referring back to the original literature. The book offers the interested scientist a thorough and up-to-date revision of the oxytrichids.

`... up-to-date book provides comprehensive information on both historical and recent research... almost all ecological, physiological and faunistic information...in the last 300 years is mentioned... not only a super field guide, but also a must-get reference book both for the novice and experienced taxonomist alike and should be on the shelves of every ciliatology laboratory.' ` This ambitious monograph of the Oxytrichidae, which clearly reveals the breath of the Foissner-school, is a highly welcome addition to the book shelf of ciliatologists, not only as a field guide, but also as a reference book which will be valid for decades, if not for a century or more.'
Microbiology Today (August 2000)

Preface
Acknowledgements
General Sectionp. 1
Morphology, Biology, and Terminologyp. 1
Phylogenyp. 56
Classificationp. 78
Parasitismp. 81
Ecology, Occurrence, and Geographic Distributionp. 86
Collecting, Culturing, Observing, and Staining of Oxytrichid Ciliatesp. 88
Summary of New Taxa Described in this Book and of Nomenclatural Actsp. 100
Systematic Sectionp. 102
Oxytrichidae (169 species)p. 102
Oxytrichinae (113 species)p. 113
Stylonychinae (37 species)p. 499
Taxa of Unknown Position within the Oxytrichidaep. 777
Taxa not Consideredp. 893
Illustrations of Species Indeterminata and Insufficient Redescriptionsp. 895
Addendap. 925
Referencesp. 938
Systematic Indexp. 1049
Table Indexp. 1080
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ISBN: 9780792357957
ISBN-10: 0792357957
Series: Monographiae Biologicae
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1080
Published: June 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 5.72
Weight (kg): 1.69