By J.P. Kreier, J.R. Baker
It is now 17 years because the junior author's publication Parasitic protozoa used to be first released, and thirteen years because it obtained constrained revision. The research of symbiotic protozoa has in the meantime advanced, and masses of the content material of the sooner e-book has been outdated if no longer displaced by means of contemporary wisdom. We think that there's nonetheless a spot for an introductory textbook, conventionally prepared on a taxonomic body paintings, in this such a lot attention-grabbing crew of organisms. it's going to complement (certainly now not supplant) extra smooth remedies from varied angles. A mountain appears to be like very various if one methods it from varied aspects, notwithstanding a real photograph of that mountain may be equipped up purely by way of the onerous summation of the perspectives supplied by means of all methods. The immunology and the chemotherapy of protozoal infections are topics so complicated that we don't suggest to aim to surround them during this ebook. We point out in brief the almost always used healing compounds within the quite a few chapters that keep on with, with no giving information of dosage schedules. additional info on immunology and chemo remedy may be acquired from the books indexed on the finish of the advent; the data we supply on chemotherapy is basically drawn from that of James & Gilles. This ebook will be considered as an evolutionary descendant of the sooner "Parasitic protozoa", observed above, commonly revised and lots more and plenty extra totally illustrated. we are hoping that it'll end up as priceless as its predecessor seems to have been.
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12), sometimes apparently with additional material between them perhaps to give added rigidity. In the Ciliophora a complex pellicle is present, often consisting of an outer unit membrane with a layer of sacs or alveoi beneath it. g. Paramecium) the sacs are inflated, producing a "sculptured" effect on the pellicular surface, which may be presumed to confer rigidity. The various kinds of protective walls secreted by many protozoa may be considered as derivatives of the limiting membrane. g. ). These cysts serve to protect the organism from desiccation or other damage during this vulnerable part of its life cycle (Fig.