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The Cast

George R. Proctor

in Island

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780520243521
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520931596 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520243521.003.0027
The Cast

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The three most visible kingdoms of Guana's living things are plants (Plantae, the flora), animals (Animalia, the fauna), and Fungi. More numerous in species or kinds, and certainly so in individuals, are what used to be called Protista, including bacteria, spirochetes, protozoans, and other noncellular or single-celled organisms. All species must belong to a genus. Rarely, a species is so different from all others that it is placed in a monotypic—one of a kind genus itself. For a lot of Guana's organisms, the relevant experts contribute some texts and at least a list of the known species usually grouped in families. The lists for some groups are annotated with a common name, or a habitat, or some note about the natural history. For some groups, enough is known to provide species accounts; for some species, these accounts are fairly detailed.

Keywords: Plantae; Animalia; fauna; fungi; protozoans

Chapter.  84819 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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