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Paramecium

  • Hans-Dieter Görtz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Hans-Dieter Görtz
    Pages 1-3
  3. Richard D. Allen
    Pages 4-40
  4. Dennis Nyberg
    Pages 41-58
  5. Yuuji Tsukii
    Pages 59-69
  6. Masahiro Fujishima
    Pages 70-84
  7. Akio Kitamura
    Pages 85-96
  8. Kazuyuki Mikami
    Pages 120-130
  9. Yoshiomi Takagi
    Pages 131-140
  10. Manfred Freiburg
    Pages 141-154
  11. Helmut J. Schmidt
    Pages 155-166
  12. Annie Sainsard-Chanet, Donald Cummings
    Pages 167-184
  13. Hans Machemer
    Pages 185-215
  14. Hans Machemer
    Pages 216-235
  15. Rajeev Ramanathan, Yoshiro Saimi, Robert Hinrichsen, Anthony Burgess-Cassler, Ching Kung
    Pages 236-253
  16. Joachim E. Schultz, Susanne Klumpp
    Pages 254-270
  17. Mihoko Takahashi
    Pages 271-281
  18. Judith Van Houten, Robin R. Preston
    Pages 282-300
  19. Agnes K. Fok, Richard D. Allen
    Pages 301-324
  20. Jean Cohen, Janine Beisson
    Pages 363-392
  21. H.-D. Görtz
    Pages 393-405
  22. Robert L. Quackenbush
    Pages 406-418
  23. Wayne G. Landis
    Pages 419-436
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 437-444

About this book

Introduction

Why a Book on Paramecium? Biologists usually concentrate their efforts on a single problem and a single organism. There is a difficulty with this practice, however, for as work on a problem proceeds it often becomes more ad­ vantageous to study the problem in another organism. Some biologists avoid the difficulty by moving from one organism to the other as the problem de­ mands. However, this tactic also has a disadvantage, for a thorough knowledge of the life cycle and thorough mastery of ways to handle a given organism in the laboratory are obviously of great importance to the researcher, and one can never know several organisms as well as one can know a single one. Another way of doing research is to pick the organism, learn all one can about it from all points of view, and then assess the significance of the findings. Tracy Sonneborn practiced research in very much this way. He would have found virtually every chapter in this volume about Paramecium a fascinating summary of one of his areas of research. Indeed, the beginnings of most of the topics in this book are founded on his studies. With every new fact he learned about Paramecium, he carefully assessed the significance of his findings, not on­ ly for research on protozoa, but for biology in general. His work, and in a way this book too, are indicative of the success of his strategy.

Keywords

biochemistry biology chemistry cytology ecology genetics molecular biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Dieter Görtz
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoologisches Institut der Universität MünsterMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-73086-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73088-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73086-3
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