Endosymbionts in Paramecium

  • Masahiro Fujishima

Part of the Microbiology Monographs book series (MICROMONO, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Ryo Hoshina, Nobutaka Imamura
    Pages 1-29
  3. Yuuki Kodama, Masahiro Fujishima
    Pages 31-55
  4. Hans-Dieter Görtz, Sergei I. Fokin
    Pages 131-160
  5. Sergei I. Fokin, Hans-Dieter Görtz
    Pages 161-199
  6. Martina Schrallhammer, Michael Schweikert
    Pages 227-246
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 1-6

About this book


Endosymbiosis is a primary force in eukaryotic cell evolution. In order to understand the molecular mechanisms involved in this mutualistic relationship, experiments to reproduce endosymbiosis are indispensable. The ciliate "Paramecium" is an ideal host for performing such studies.

Topics presented in this volume are: the origins of algal and bacterial symbionts in "Paramecium", the diversity of endosymbiotic bacteria, such as "Holospora" bacteria and especially "Chlorella" species, as well as the infection and maintenance processes.

The metabolic control, the regulation of circadian rhythms and photobiological aspects of the mutualistic association, as well as the killer effect of "Paramecium" and its causative agents are further points discussed.


Chlorella Evolution Holospora species molecular mechanisms regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Masahiro Fujishima
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Science and Eng., Dept. of Environmental Sci. and Eng.Yamaguchi UniversityYamaguchiJapan

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