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Protistology is a scientific discipline devoted to the study of protists, a highly diverse group of eukaryotic organisms. Its field of study overlaps with more traditional disciplines of phycology, mycology, and protozoology, just as protists, which, being a paraphyletic group embrace algae, some organisms regarded previously as primitive fungi, and protozoa ("animal" motile protists lacking chloroplasts).

Dedicated academic journals include:

  • European Journal of Protistology (formerly Protistologica);[1]
  • International Journal of Protistology (Acta Protozoologica);[2]
  • Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology (formerly Journal of Protozoology);[3]
  • Protist (formerly Archiv für Protistenkunde);[4]
  • Protistology.[5]


  1. ^ "European Journal of Protistology". Elsevier. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "International Journal of Protistology (Acta Protozoologica)". Jagiellonian University Press. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology". Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Protist". Elsevier. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Protistology, an international journal". Retrieved 12 January 2013. 

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