Freeliving Freshwater Protozoa

Freeliving Freshwater Protozoa

By: Stuart Hedley (author), David J. Patterson (author)Paperback

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Protozoa may be found in almost every aquatic habitat, each containing dozens of species. The diversity can provide invaluable insights into the nature of the habitat. Protozoa can thus be used to illustrate biological principles. This colour guide makes the identification of individual protozoa easily accessible to students and professionals and provides information on protozoan communities found in different environments by means of a wealth of colour photomicrographs supported by original and detailed line drawings and concise text. The guide has been welcomed by professional practitioners, researchers and instructors, by graduate, undergraduate and secondary level students, in a wide range of disciplines, for its clarity in providing a logical system for learning and recognition, the first step towards understanding and using the protozoan community as a biological indicator of environmental change, pollution and contamination.


Contents Collection, examination and recording of protozoa: * definition and distinctions * microscopy and interpretation of results Classification of protozoa: * ciliates * flagellates * amoebae * non-protozoan taxa Identification key: * detailed, step-by-step drawings, supporting text, references Protozoan communities: * Planktonic * attached * benthos * organically rich benthos * anoxin benthos * sewage treatment plan (each illustrated by drawings) Glossary of terms Extensive bibliography and references Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781874545408
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781874545408
  • weight: 674
  • ISBN10: 1874545405

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