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Concluding Remarks

  • Tom Fenchel
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Part of the Brock/Springer Series in Contemporary Bioscience book series (BROCK/SPRINGER)

Abstract

In this book, I have tried to evaluate the natural history of protozoa in light of a unifying theme: the physical constraints of being small and unicellular in relation to the physical and biological environment. Although protozoa comprise a systematically diverse assemblage of organisms, they share a number of functional traits which make them more than just a group of “small animals.”

Keywords

Functional Trait Carbon Flow Complex Life Cycle Diverse Assemblage Unify Theme 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Fenchel
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  1. 1.Department of Ecology and GeneticsUniversity of AarhusAarhusDenmark

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