2008

The Ciliated Protozoa

Characterization, Classification, and Guide to the Literature

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-8238-2 (Print) 978-1-4020-8239-9 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiii

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    Pages 1-14

    Introduction and Progress in the Last Half Century

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    Pages 15-73

    Glossary of Terms and Concepts Useful in Ciliate Systematics

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    Pages 75-88

    Characters and the Rationale Behind the New Classification

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    Pages 89-120

    Phylum CILIOPHORA – Conjugating, Ciliated Protists with Nuclear Dualism

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    Pages 121-128

    Subphylum 1. POSTCILIODESMATOPHORA: Class 1. KARYORELICTEA – The “Dawn” or Eociliates

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    Pages 129-139

    Subphylum 1. POSTCILIODESMATOPHORA: Class 2. HETEROTRICHEA – Once Close to the Top

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    Pages 141-173

    Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 1. SPIROTRICHEA – Ubiquitous and Morphologically Complex

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    Pages 175-185

    Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 2. ARMOPHOREA – Sapropelebionts that Once Were Heterotrichs

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    Pages 187-208

    Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 3. LITOSTOMATEA – Simple Ciliates but Highly Derived

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    Pages 209-231

    Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 4. PHYLLOPHARYNGEA — Diverse in Form, Related in Structure

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    Pages 233-242

    Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 5. NASSOPHOREA — Diverse, Yet Still Possibly Pivotal

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    Pages 243-256

    Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 6. COLPODEA — Somatically Conserved but Orally Diverse

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    Pages 257-268

    Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 7. PROSTOMATEA — Once Considered Ancestral, Now Definitely Derived

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    Pages 269-277

    Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 8. PLAGIOPYLEA — A True Riboclass of Uncommon Companions

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    Pages 279-326

    Subphylum 2. INTRAMACRONUCLEATA: Class 9. OLIGOHYMENOPHOREA — Once a Pivotal Group, Now a Terminal Radiation

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    Pages 327-338

    Deep Phylogeny, Gene Sequences, and Character State Evolution — Mapping the Course of Ciliate Evolution

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    Pages 339-440

    The Ciliate Taxa Including Families and Genera

  19. Back Matter

    Pages 441-605