By John R. Dolan
Planktonic protists either produce and eat many of the basic creation on this planet ocean. They not just play key roles within the oceans but in addition symbolize an staggering quantity of variety: ecological morphological and genetic. even if, for many taxa their ecology, morphology, phylogeny and biogeography are both poorly identified or seem to be mostly unrelated to each other; this hinders our knowing in their biology in addition to interpretation of rising genetic facts. Tintinnid ciliates characterize a novel exception. in comparison to approximately all different teams of planktonic protists, there's a very huge and comparatively targeted literature (both glossy and old) on tintinnids. This quantity synthesizes wisdom referring to a large choice of themes starting from anatomy and systematics, body structure, habit, ecology (including ecological roles, predators, parasites, biogeography, and cysts) to fossil background. it is going to entice an viewers starting from complex undergraduates to researchers within the fields of Oceanography, Marine Biology and Microbial Ecology.Content:
Chapter 1 creation to Tintinnids (pages 1–16): John R. Dolan
Chapter 2 The Tintinnid Lorica (pages 17–41): Sabine Agatha, Michele Laval?Peuto and Paul Simon
Chapter three Systematics and Evolution of Tintinnid Ciliates (pages 42–84): Sabine Agatha and Michaela C. Struder?kypke
Chapter four Ecophysiology and behaviour of Tintinnids (pages 85–121): David J. S. Montagnes
Chapter five Predators of Tintinnids (pages 122–144): Diane okay. Stoecker
Chapter 6 Parasites of Tintinnids (pages 145–170): D. Wayne Coats and Tsvetan R. Bachvaroff
Chapter 7 Comparative Biology of Tintinnid Cysts (pages 171–185): Takashi Kamiyama
Chapter eight Fossil Tintinnids (pages 186–197): Jere H. Lipps, Thorsten Stoeck and Micah Dunthorn
Chapter nine Tintinnids in Microzooplankton groups (pages 198–213): George B. McManus and Luciana F. Santoferrara
Chapter 10 variety and Distributions of Tintinnids (pages 214–243): John R. Dolan and Richard W. Pierce
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Tsai, S. (2008) Redescription of the tintinnid Stenosemella paciﬁca Kofoid and Campbell, 1929 (Ciliophora, Spirotricha) based on live observation, protargol impregnation, and scanning electron microscopy. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 55, 75–85; i, j, adapted from Foissner et al. 1999). (a) Dadayiella ganymedes. (b) Steenstrupiella species. (c) Eutintinnus brandti. (d) Rhabdonella spiralis. (e) Climacocylis elongata. (f) Tintinnopsis parvula. (g) Codonellopsis schabi. (h) Stenosemella paciﬁca.
Fonda Umani et al. 2011; Sitran et al. 2009; Thompson & Alder 2005) or taxonomy and phylogeny, notably using a combiniation of both molecular and classic Fig. 10 Simpliﬁed contemporary view of the microbial loop in the marine plankton and the microbial food web based on the relationships described in Fenchel (1988). Dissolved organic matter (DOM) originates from a large pool of organisms of diverse trophic levels, with ﬂows shown as the open lines, and is consumed by heterotrophic bacteria (e).
Tintinnid ciliates most likely originated in the marine plankton from a shell-less, oligotrich-like ciliate (see Chapter 3). Tintinnids are often attributed one of the most extensive and continuous fossil records for zooplanktonic organisms, dating back to the Ordovician period (Fig. 11). Fossils resembling tintinnid loricae have been described as fossil tintinnid species and continue today to be described as tintinnids (see, for example, Bignot & Poignant 2010). Thus, in principle, tintinnids are good model organisms for reconstructing paleo-environments.
The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates: Models for Marine Plankton by John R. Dolan