Protistology is the study of protists. It overlaps the more traditional disciplines of algology, mycology, and protozoology, just as protists, being a paraphyletic group, include algae, some organisms regarded previously as primitive fungi, and protozoa.
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Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa
Maintains a collection of over 2000 strains of algae and protozoa.
Introduction to the Ciliata
A brief description of the ciliate protozoans.
The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology Home Page
Features original research on protists, including lower algae and fungi. Articles are published covering various aspects of these organisms, including their behavior, biochemistry, cell biology, chemotherapy, development, ecology, evolution, genetics, molecular biology, morphogenetics, parasitology, systematics, and ultrastructure.
Lacrymaria olor: Tear of a Swan
Article about this fascinating protozoan from Micscape magazine, with a movie of Lacrymaria olor in action.
Shells, tests, gelatinous envelopes and other protozoan body coverings are discussed in this article from Micscape.
Images of the water-borne parasites Cryptosporidium parvum, Entamoeba histolytica, and Giardia lamblia.
Sarcodina: Chaos (Pelomyxa) Carolinensis
An article about observing this large amoeba.
Society of Protistologists
International association of scientists devoted to research on single-celled eukaryotes or protists. Provides information on membership, meetings and the publication, the Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology.
Volvox: a beautiful microscopic life-form
Stunning photographs and video clips, and a description of Volvox, can be seen in this article by Maurice Smith and Ken Jones from Micscape Magazine.
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