Biology of the Protists

MCB 4710/5715

The vast majority of diversity in eukaryotic life forms exists at the level of single cells. This course will explore the major groups of free-living and parasitic single-celled eukaryotes for their evolutionary relationships, functional morphology, physiology, and ecology. It is a co-listed course for both advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Cell biology is a pre-requisite. There is no single good text available (that is less than $100), so copies of several reference books on the protists will be kept on reserve in the UWF library for supplemental reading. Other readings and references from the primary research literature will be made available from the Instructor's personal library.



Lecture Notes


For further Information Contact:

Dr. Richard A. Snyder


Bldg 58, Rm 62D