Authors: Finlay, B.J. and Esteban, G.F.

Pages: 286-297

ISBN: 9780123847201

DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-384719-5.00118-0


Protozoa are microscopic organisms with animal-like features. Each protozoon typically exists as a single, independent cell, and all free-living protozoa fit within the definition of phagotrophic microbial eukaryotes. This article describes the functional roles of protozoa, the nature of protozoan species, protozoa and ecosystem function, and the biological diversity and global species richness of the protozoa.

Source: Scopus


Authors: Finlay, B.J. and Esteban, G.

Publisher: Elsevier

Source: Manual

Preferred by: Genoveva Esteban