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Protozoa

  • George O. PoinarJr.
  • Gerard M. Thomas

Abstract

Representatives of many diverse groups of protozoa have associations with insects. These associations range from phoresis to obligate parasitism and in many instances insect mortality is the final result. Some symbiotic protozoa found in the gut of insects (e.g., termites, wood roaches) are important for the well-being of their bearer, while other forms seemingly innocuous for the insect carriers cause serious diseases in man and domestic animals (e.g., Trypanosoma).

Keywords

Aquatic Insect Body Cavity Malpighian Tubule Spore Wall Polar Filament 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • George O. PoinarJr.
    • 1
  • Gerard M. Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Natural ResourcesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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