Publication Date

1953

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Terwilliger, George L.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Biological Sciences

LCSH

Protozoa

Abstract

The Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Illinois State Teachers College has made extensive use of Wilkinson's Swamp for instruc­tional purposes. However, to date, little has been done in an attempt to identify the fauna of this area. There ere no available records regarding the protozoan population in this area. Preliminary observations indicated that protozoa were found in great abundance in the swamp. Identification of a all of the unicellular animals in the time allowed seemed impossible. However, It was felt that an attempt to classify as many of the protozoa as possible could be a challenging problem and might well serve as an im­petus for future study. The author has limited his work to the classifi­cation of nineteen species found in the swamp. The problem was carried out in five parts and will be discussed in this order. I. Location, History and Description of Swamp, II, Collecting the Protozoa, III. Culturing Protozoa, IV. Classifying Protozoa by Morphological and Physiological Characteristics, and V. Photographing those forms identi­fied.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (leaf 53)

Extent

53 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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