A Functional Biology of Free-Living Protozoa

  • Johanna Laybourn-Parry

Part of the A Functional Biology of Free-Living Protozoa book series (FBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Johanna Laybourn-Parry
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  3. Johanna Laybourn-Parry
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  4. Johanna Laybourn-Parry
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  5. Johanna Laybourn-Parry
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  6. Johanna Laybourn-Parry
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  8. Johanna Laybourn-Parry
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 188-218

About this book

Introduction

General Editor: Peter Calow, Department of Zoology, University of Sheffield, England The main aim of this series will be to illustrate and to explain the way organisms 'make a living' in nature. At the heart of this - their func­ tional biology - is the way organisms acquire and then make use of resources in metabolism, movement, growth, reproduction, and so on. These processes will form the fundamental framework of all the books in the series. Each book will concentrate on a particular taxon (species, family, class or even phylum) and will bring together information on the form, physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology of the group. The aim will be not only to describe how organisms work, but also to consider why they have come to work in that way. By concentrating on taxa which are well known, it is hoped that the series will not only illustrate the success of selection, but also show the constraints imposed upon it by the physiological, morphological and developmental limita­ tions of the groups. Another important feature of the series will be its organismic orienta­ tion. Each book will emphasise the importance of functional integra­ tion in the day-to-day lives and the evolution of organisms. This is crucial since, though it may be true that organisms can be considered as collections of gene-determined traits, they nevertheless interact with their environment as integrated wholes and it is in this context that individual traits have been subjected to natural selection and have evolved.

Keywords

Evolution ecology growth physiology protozoa

Authors and affiliations

  • Johanna Laybourn-Parry
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of LancasterLancasterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-7316-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-7318-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-7316-2
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