Biodiversity of hot springs: Zooplankton and Benthos

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A report on the basic research study to identify zooplankton and benthic species present in hot springs, as well as to determine the influence of physico-chemical properties of hot spring water on the species. 23 zooplankton and 9 macrobenthos were identified in Cuyab Hot Spring and 17 zooplankton in Laguna Hot Spring. Prof. Ma. Vivian C. Camacho CAS-Institute of Biological Sciences College of Arts and Sciences University of the Philippines Los Baños www.uplb.edu.ph

Apicomplexan Parasites, Pathogen Genome Informatics, and the Evolution of Eukaryotic Organelles by David S. Roos, May 2008 - Part 1: How to build a parasite

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There are more than 5000 species of single-celled eukaryotes in the biological phylum known as the Apicomplexa, including the parasites responsible for malaria, neurological birth defects, and opportunistic infections associated with HIV/AIDS. These ancient protozoa provide a unique window into the evolution of subcellular organelles that have long fascinated cell biologists. Familiar features help to elucidate the origins, functions and design parameters for the secretory pathway,...