2 Acknowledgement Any survey work is impossible with out any support of expert and professional and that study is not an exception. Therefore First of all I would like to express my deep sense indebted to Dr. Meenakshi Srivastava. Head of the department of zoology university of Lucknow. This able guidance encouragement and timely suggestion provided me incentive to work on the problem assigned to me. Thanks are more than due to Dr.Nirupma Agarwal professor of zoology department for providing the necessary facilities in the department. I am highly thankful to Dr.A.M.Sexena professor of zoology department. Finally, I am especially indebted to Dr. Amita Kanuajia lecturer of zoology department who have not only blessed me but also remained a tower of strength for inspiration and encouragement. Reena Devi M.sc.final(zoology) University of Lucknow
3 Project on protozoa classification Levine et al (1980)
4 Contents Protozoa classification (Levine et al (1980) ). Life cycle of different protozoan parasites.
5 Phylum- protozoa gr..protos=first,zoon=animal Gereral characters-These are microscopic, animalcule but few are visible to the unaided eyes.Spherical , amoeboid ,ovoid ,spindle, cup shaped.Body is a cellular.Free living.Protoplasm, differentiated into ectoplasm, endoplasm.Nutrition may be holozoic (animal like), halophytic(plant like), saprophytic.Locomotion by pseudopodia(rhiopoda),flagella(mastigophora),cilia(ciliata).protozoans two type of nuclei(macronucleus)and nucleus(dimorphic).