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The biology and ecology of tintinnid ciliates: Models for marine plankton
Dolan, J.R.; Montagnes, D.J.S.; Agatha, S.; Coats, D. W.; Stoecker, D.K. (Ed.) (2013). The biology and ecology of tintinnid ciliates: Models for marine plankton. John Wiley: Chichester. ISBN 978-0-470-67151-1. 296 pp. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118358092

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    VLIZ: Invertebrate Biology INV.38 [103419]

    Tintinnina [WoRMS]

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  • Dolan, J.R., editor, more
  • Montagnes, D.J.S., editor
  • Agatha, S., editor, more
  • Coats, D. W., editor
  • Stoecker, D.K., editor


    Planktonic protists both produce and consume most of the primary production in the world ocean. They not only play key roles in the oceans but also represent an astounding amount of diversity: ecological morphological and genetic. However, for most taxa their ecology, morphology, phylogeny and biogeography are either poorly known or appear to be largely unrelated to one another; this hinders our understanding of their biology as well as interpretation of emerging genetic data. Tintinnid ciliates represent a singular exception. Compared to nearly all other groups of planktonic protists, there is a very substantial and relatively detailed literature (both modern and historical) on tintinnids. This volume synthesizes knowledge concerning a wide variety of topics ranging from anatomy and systematics, physiology, behavior, ecology (including ecological roles, predators, parasites, biogeography, and cysts) to fossil history.

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