Karl G. Grell
Release at: 1973
Pages: 563
First Edition
File Size: 26 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Protozoology

The book Protozoology prepared first time in German edition of in 1955, it was my intention to acquaint biologists in my country with the new and exciting results being obtained on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. In the meantime, especially after the publication of the second German edition in 1968, Dr. Konrad F. Springer and many publishers suggested that I should prepare an English version.

Since 1968 our knowledge of Protozoology increased considerably. Though I tried to concentrate the text as much as possible, an enlargement of up to pages 554 was unavoidable. Many figures have been changed, replaced and added. Altogether their number increased from 422 to 437.

In my opinion, it is only a matter of time before the "true" protozoologists disappear. There will be cell biologists, biochemists, geneticists and others working with certain Protozoa, but very few who are interested in the group as a whole, their morphological and physiological diversity, their various types of reproduction and their relationships to other groups of organisms. Even at the present time, the Society of Protozoologists, comprising more than a thousand members, consists of the most part of specialists who concentrate their efforts specifically upon Chlamydomonas, Amoeba, Plasmodium, Tetrahymena or some other protozoans

Content of Protozoology

CHAPTER A. Introduction.

CHAPTER B. The Subject Nature.

CHAPTER C. Morphology.

I. The Cytoplasm

1. The Ground Cytoplasm

2. The Structures

II. The Pellicle.

III. The Nucleus.

1. The Resting Nucleus and the Chromosomes.

2. Nuclear Division

a) Mitosis.

b) Meiosis.

3. Nuclear Dimorphism and the Polygenomic State

a) Foraminifera

b) Ciliates.

a) Primary Type.

{1) Secondary Type.

c) Radiolaria.

CHAPTER D. Reproduction.

I. Binary Fission.

II. Multiple Fission.

III. Budding.

CHAPTER E. Fertilization and Sexuality.

I. Gametogamy.

II. Autogamy.

III. Gamontogamy.

1. Gamontogamy with Gamete Formation

2. Gamontogamy without Gamete Formation

3. Conjugation.

a) Isogamonty.

b) Anisogamonty

c) Mating Types

d) Physiology of Conjugation.

IV. Retrospect.

CHAPTER F. Alternation of Generations.

CHAPTER G. Heredity.

I. Mutability.

II. Crossing Experiments

1. Haploids.

Chloroplast Genetics.

2. Diploids.

Mating Types

Antigenic Properties.

Killers and Mate-Killers

Thermosensitive Mutants.

Biochemical Mutants.

Mitochondrial Genetics.

III. Modificability and Cell Heredity.

CHAPTER H. Motility.

CHAPTER I. Locomotion.

1. Pseudopodia.

2. Flagella and Cilia.

3. Absence of Locomotor Organelles

II. Changes of Shape

CHAPTER J. Behavior.

CHAPTER K. Nutrition.

1. Permeation

2. Pinocytosis.

3. Phagocytosis.

CHAPTER L. Parasitism and Symbiosis

I. Protozoa as Parasites and Symbionts.

II. Parasites and Symbionts of Protozoa.

CHAPTER M. Taxonomic Survey.

First Class: Flagellata.

First Order: Chrysomonadina.

Second Order: Cryptomonadina.

Third Order: Phytomonadina.

Fourth Order: Euglenoidina.

Fifth Order: Dinoflagellata.

Sixth Order: Protomonadina.

Seventh Order: Diplomonadina

Eight Order: Polymastigina.

Ninth Order: Opalinina

Second Class: Rhizopoda.

First Order: Amoebina.

Second Order: Testacea

Third Order: Foraminifera

Fourth Order: Heliozoa

Fifth Order: Radiolaria.

Third Class: Sporozoa.

First Order: Gregarinida

Second Order: Coccidia.

Fourth Class: Ciliata.

First Order: Holotricha.

Second Order: Petritricha.

Third Order: Spirotricha.

Fourth Order: Chonotricha

Fifth Order: Suctoria

Fifth Class: "Cnidosporidia".

CHAPTER N. Publications.

I. Summary Presentations.

II. Works from Associated Fields and Separate Works.

III. Films.

CHAPTER 0. Subject Index.

CHAPTER P. Genera and Species.

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