Marine Protists

Diversity and Dynamics

  • Susumu Ohtsuka
  • Toshinobu Suzaki
  • Takeo Horiguchi
  • Noritoshi Suzuki
  • Fabrice Not

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Diversity, Biology, and Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yasuhiro Fukuda, Toshinobu Suzaki
      Pages 23-45
    3. Nigel Grimsley, Sheree Yau, Gwenaël Piganeau, Hervé Moreau
      Pages 107-127
    4. Katsunori Kimoto
      Pages 129-178
    5. Noritoshi Suzuki, Fabrice Not
      Pages 179-222
    6. Yasuhide Nakamura, Noritoshi Suzuki
      Pages 223-249
    7. Akira Kuwata, David H. Jewson
      Pages 251-275
    8. Kyoko Hagino, Jeremy R. Young
      Pages 311-330
  3. Symbiosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Hiroshi Yamashita, Kazuhiko Koike
      Pages 421-439
    3. Susumu Ohtsuka, Toshinobu Suzaki, Atsushi Kanazawa, Motonori Ando
      Pages 441-463
    4. Johan Decelle, Sébastien Colin, Rachel A. Foster
      Pages 465-500
    5. Yuji Tomaru, Kei Kimura, Keizo Nagasaki
      Pages 501-517
  4. Interactions Between Marine Protists and Humans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 531-531
    2. Hiroshi Yokoyama, Naoki Itoh, Kazuo Ogawa
      Pages 533-549
    3. Mitsunori Iwataki, Haruyoshi Takayama, Kazuya Takahashi, Kazumi Matsuoka
      Pages 551-565
    4. Manabu Asakawa, Gloria Gomez-Delan, Mercy Barte-Quilantang, Katsutoshi Ito
      Pages 567-596
    5. Susumu Ohtsuka, Toshinobu Suzaki, Noritoshi Suzuki, Takeo Horiguchi, Kengo Suzuki
      Pages 621-637
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 639-648

About this book


This comprehensive book provides a unique overview of advances in the biology and ecology of marine protists. Nowadays marine protistology is a hot spot in science to disclose life phenomena using the latest techniques. Although many protistological textbooks deal with the cytology, genetics, ecology, and pathology of specific organisms, none keeps up with the quick pace of new discoveries on the diversity and dynamics of marine protists in general. The book Marine Protists: Diversity and Dynamics gives an overview of current research on the phylogeny, cytology, genomics, biology, ecology, fisheries, applied sciences, geology and pathology of marine free-living and symbiotic protists. Poorly known but ecologically important protists such as labyrinthulids and apostome ciliates are also presented in detail. Special attention is paid to complex interactions between marine protists and other organisms including human beings. An understanding of the ecological roles of marine protists is essential for conservation of nature and human welfare. This book will be of great interest not only to scientists and students but also to a larger audience, to give a better understanding of protists’ diverse roles in marine ecosystems.


Aquatic ecosystem Chemosynthetic ecosystem Eukaryotic microorganism Harmful algal bloom Marine environment Protist and human welfare

Editors and affiliations

  • Susumu Ohtsuka
    • 1
  • Toshinobu Suzaki
    • 2
  • Takeo Horiguchi
    • 3
  • Noritoshi Suzuki
    • 4
  • Fabrice Not
    • 5
  1. 1.Takehara Marine Science Station, Setouchi Field Science Center, Graduate School of Biosphere ScienceHiroshima UniversityTakeharaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of ScienceKobe UniversityKobeJapan
  3. 3.Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of ScienceHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  4. 4.Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Graduate School of ScienceTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  5. 5.Centre National de la Recherche Scientifi que – CNRSUniversity Pierre and Marie Curie – UPMC Station Biologique de RoscoffRoscoffFrance

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