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The Choanoflagellates free pdf Choanoflagellates have three distinctive claims to fame: they are the closest, living, unicellular relatives of animals- they are a major component of aquatic microbial foodwebs- and one group is remarkable for its siliceous basket-like coverings. This landmark book offers a unique synthesis of over forty years of choanoflagellates research. Key areas are covered, from the phylogenetic evidence supporting the sister-group relationship between choanoflagellates and Metazoa, to choanoflagellate distribution and diversity in marine and freshwater environments. The structure and assembly of choanoflagellate loricae is also presented together with a full discussion of a novel example of 'regulatory evolution', suggesting that the switch from nudiform to tectiform cell division and lorica production was achieved by a sudden reorganisation of existing structures and mechanisms. Providing an authoritative summary of what is currently known about choanoflagellates, this title will serve as a foundation upon which future research and discussion can take place.

About Barry S. C. Leadbeater

Barry S. C. Leadbeater is a retired Reader in Protistology at the University of Birmingham. His academic research interests include: ultrastructure, physiology and ecology of algae and protozoa, whereas his biotechnological research interests include: algae and water quality- physiology of algal/protistan biofilms and biological aspects of water treatment processes. He has authored and co-authored over 80 papers, edited five books and, presently, he is a monitoring editor of the journal Protist.

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Author : Barry S. C. Leadbeater
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 08 January 2015
ISBN : 0521884446
EAN : 9780521884440
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 350 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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