The Choanoflagellates: Evolution, Biology and Ecology

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Choanoflagellates have three distinctive claims to fame: they are the closest, living, unicellular relatives of animals; they are a major component of aquatic microbial foodwebs; and one group is remarkable for its siliceous basket-like coverings. This landmark book offers a unique synthesis of over forty years of choanoflagellates research. Key areas are covered, from the phylogenetic evidence supporting the sister-group relationship between choanoflagellates and Metazoa, to choanoflagellate distribution and diversity in ...

The Choanoflagellates: Evolution, Biology and Ecology 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521884440

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