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          EMAIL NEWSLETTER -  8 February 1995

In This Issue:

      1)  Editor's Note
      2)  The Money Hunt
           PEET Update
      3)  News of Colleagues
      4)  Upcoming Meetings
      5)  Membership Form
      6)  Illustrated Guide to the Protozoa - Prepublication Sale

1)  Editor's Note
     Charley O'Kelly, Newsletter Editor

I had hoped to have a new edition of the Newsletter out sooner, but 
manuscripts and grant writing have done their dirty work.  Consequently,
this Newsletter number will be brief.  Maybe after the March 1
deadline I'm working towards passes, I'll have a bit more time to
bring you the protistological news.  Until then, best wishes! and I 
want your copy for the Newsletter!

2)  The Money Hunt
       Charley O'Kelly

              +++++++++  PEET Update +++++++++

As promised in an earlier Newsletter, the White Paper on the PEET
(Partnerships for Enhancement of Expertise in Taxonomy) has been
released by NSF and archived in the ISEP World Wide Web page.

The report is titled:



and contains a number of specific comments and recommendations for
both writers and reviewers of PEET proposals.

The document may be found at the following URL address:


and it may also be accessed from the ISEP home page


by selecting the line "PEET Report".

The report is also available by email from me, okellyc@bch.umontreal.
ca, if you don't have access to the World Wide Web.

happy writing!

3)  News of Colleagues

Unfortunately, the news this month is bad, as the field of 
protistology has lost five of its most prized members.  I've
lifted the following account from the Society of Protozoology 
Newsletter.  Some characters were lost in translation, and I've
attempted to edit.  I hope I've gotten everything spelled right!


In Memoriam

This fall, during just the past few weeks, our Society has lamentably lost
several outstanding members and friends of the Society whose passings deserve
special mention.  In a letter from Dr. Eugene C. Bovee we learned that Frances
Floed Jahn, widow of Theodore L. Jahn, died on August 1, 1994 at the age of 
89.  Dr. Bovee, Lawrence, KS remembers her as "...a cheerful, devoted wife and
gracious hostess but also as a stern and excellent editor of many manuscripts."  
She was also a co-author of the first and second editions of "How to Know the 
Protozoa" which is still widely in use. 
  Tributes to four older distinguished protozoologists who have recently
passed away are also included on the following pages.  Professor Alfred R.
Loeblich is remembered by Jere Lipps; Professor Karl G. Grell, an Honorary
Member from Tuebingen, Germany, who died suddenly a few weeks before his 82nd
birthday, is eulogized by Christian F. Bardele; Professor Enrique Beltrin, an
Honorary Member from Mexico who died in late October at the age of 91 is
remembered by John O. Corliss; and Dr. Andre Lwoff, Nobel Laureate who passed
away in Paris, France, at 92, is also honored briefly here by John O. Corliss.

In the case of the last three persons named above, fuller tributes, with
photographs, will be appearing on pages of forthcoming numbers of the Journal
of Eukaryotic Microbiology.  The eulogies will be prepared by the following
Society members:  for Professor Grell, by Klaus Heckmann; for Professor
Beltrin, by John O. Corliss and Eucario Lopez-Ochoterenia; for Dr. Lwoff, by
John O. Corliss and Seymour H. Hutner.

John O. Corliss, Chairperson,  
Society's In Memoriam Committee

Alfred Richard Loeblich, Jr. 1914-1994

Dr. Alfred R. Loeblich, Jr., passed away at the age of 80 in Los Angeles. 
Everyone knows of his numerous publications over the past 5 decades, many of
them benchmarks, dealing with most microfossil groups.  His last papers
appeared only last year.  He began his career in paleontology with
publications on bryozoans, but later switched to foraminifera under the
influence of his wife, Helen Tappan.  They worked closely together from 1939
to 1994 on micropaleontological topics.

For many years, he was curator of foraminifera at the Smithsonian Institution,
where he was instrumental in getting and curating the Cushman foraminiferal
collection that so many of us have used.  He then took a position with Chevron 
Research Corporation in southern California, where he was in charge of
micropaleontological research for the Chevron group of companies.  Later,
after retirement from Chevron, he moved with Helen Tappan to UCLA, where he
acted as Helen's voluntary teaching assistant in her micropaleontology class. 
During all this time, interrupted only by service as a Captain, U. S. Army
Field Artillery, in the Pacific Theater, World War II, he continued an
enormous output of research, mostly on the systematics of various microfossil
groups, in collaboration with Helen.

Al was honored in many ways:  Fellow, GSA; Cushman Award; Paleontological
Society Medal; and the Raymond C. Moore Medal of the SEPM.  In college at
Oklahoma, he was elected Phi Beta Kappa.

His books and papers on foraminifera, acritarchs, dinoflagellates,
silicoflagellates and ebridians, tintinnids, and calcareous nannofossils, will
keep his memory alive for a very, very long time, for many of them will remain
indefensible references.

 - Jere Lipps, Berkeley, CA, NM

Karl G. Grell  1912-1994

The well-known German protozoologist Karl Grell, Professor Emeritus and former
Director of the Zoology Department at Tuebingen University died on October 4,
1994 at the age of 81.

Karl Grell was born on December 28, 1912 in Burg an der Wupper, Germany.  In
1934 he began his academic education at the University of Bonn.  In 1938 he
completed his Ph.D. in Zoology with a thesis on the digestive tract of the
scorpionfly Panorpa communis.  When he unexpectedly saw the then unknown
gregarine Lipocystis polyspora in the insect's fat body the direction of his
future career was determined.  During World War II he was ordered to join the
fight against Malaria in Southeast Europe, which he definitely thought would
be better than to fight against men!  After the war he returned to Bonn and
started to work on nuclear dimorphism in ciliates.  In 1954, with the help of
the Rockefeller Foundation, he visited the laboratories of T.M. Sonneborn and
L.R. Cleveland.  Back in Germany Professor Grell became a coworker of Max
Hartmann at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biology in Tuebingen.  In 1956 he
published the first edition of his book "Protozoologie."  The English
translation of the 2nd edition appeared in 1973 and is still a classic on
karyology, sexual reproduction and protozoan life cycles.

The Society remembers the many spectacular movies he has produced in
cooperation with the Institut fuer den Wissenschaftlichen Film in Goettingen,
often shown for the first time during international conferences.  His
contributions to the life cycles of the Foraminifera will be of lasting value
as well as his studies on the most primitive metazoan Trichoplax adhaerens
(Placozoa).  From 1959 till 1983 he was co-editor of the "Archiv fuer
Protistenkunde," the oldest journal on protists, founded in 1902 by Fritz
Schaudinn.  For many years he was a member of the International Commission of
Protozoology.  He was an Honorary Member of our Society and Honorary President
of the IX International Congress of Protozoology in Berlin in 1993.

After his retirement he continued a very productive research period on
plasmodial protists collected from all over the world.  Several unfinished
manuscripts were lying on his desk when the great career of a highly respected
scientist, well-known beyond his own country, suddenly ended.  

 - Christian F. Bardele, Tuebingen, Germany

Enrique Beltrin  1903-1994

Enrique Beltrin, born in Mexico City on 26 April 1903, and passing away there,
after a protracted illness, on 23 October 1994, will long be remembered by the
international biological community for at least four major reasons.

He was an active protozoologist of note, with his laboratory researches and
field observations particularly concerned with species found as parasites of
humans and other vertebrates in Mexico.  Principle protozoan genera involved
were Plasmodium, Trypanosoma, Leishmania, Entamoeba, Balantidium, Trichomonas,
Opalina, and Isospora.  Professor Beltrin's book on protozoan parasites of
man, published in Spanish in 1948, remains a classic in the field.  He
received his Ph.D. in 1933, under the inspiring guidance of Gary N. Calkins,
Professor of Protozoology at Columbia University, New York City.

He was even more active, if possible, especially in his later years, in the
broad area of natural resources and conservation, not only publishing papers
and books in those fields but also holding government posts in the area and
serving for more than 40 years as the Director del Instituto Mexicano de
Recursos Naturales Renovable.

He was a great student of the history of biology and science in general,
publishing well over 100 articles on diverse subjects in the field.  He also
had one of the finest (probably the finest) collection(s) in the world of
photographs of biologists of note down through the centuries.  His home
library of books, monographs, and other publications, especially on
protozoological and parasitological topics, was equally impressive.

Finally, he was an influential teacher, publishing books in general biology
(as well as on the various topics mentioned above), holding professorships,
and inspiring students at all educational levels to become interested in the
flora and fauna of their country.  Many Mexican biologists today, following
his example, are continuing to carry out significant research programs in
protozoology, parasitology, ecology, and conservation.

For all such activities -- and others not mentioned above -- Professor Beltr!n
was honored by countries and organizations the world over.  He will be sorely
missed but never forgotten, for his kindliness as well as for his prodigious
scientific output.

 - John O. Corliss, Albuquerque, NM.

Andre Lwoff  1902-1994

Andre Lwoff, born near Vichy, France, on 8 May 1902, and passing away in Paris
on 30 September 1994, will probably go down in history primarily as a sharer
of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his pioneering work on
the genetic code.  While properly admiring his creative insights which made
such discoveries possible, most of the readers of this Newsletter may persist
in remembering Dr. Lwoff mainly as a protozoologist par excellence, a
boundlessly energetic young (always!) maverick who put vitamins-and-protozoa
on the map and who, simultaneously, produced prodigious monographs (with E.
Chatton) on major groups of symbiotic ciliated protozoa.  The present note is
limited to a brief appreciation of his contributions to protozoology

In 1921, at the tender age of 19, Dr. Lwoff launched his scientific career;
and, in 1923, he published his classical paper on establishment of the ciliate
Tetrahymena in pure (axenic) culture, setting the stage for decades of highly
significant researches around the world on this model cell.  His pioneering
works on the physiology/biochemistry of the flagellate Crithidia lay the
groundwork for our understanding of the indispensable role of "growth factors"
in the metabolism of organisms ranging from bacteria and protists to humans. 
His laboratories at the Pasteur Institute and, later, at his Cancer Research
Institute (just outside Paris) became a Mecca for eager and admiring students
from all parts of the globe.

During the (overlapping) period 1927-1950, Lwoff also published an impressive
and still ever-useful series of taxonomic papers and monographs with his
Ma!tre Chatton, a brilliant French protistologist primarily interested in
protozoan parasites of marine invertebrates.  While these great works
(including their incomparably superb illustrations) set the highest standards
for taxonomic accounts on unicellular protists, they also afforded young Andr! 
with an opportunity to study phenomena beyond simply cytological/morphological
description, such as morphogenesis and the genetic continuity of basal bodies

The above account is too brief to serve as a proper tribute to a witty and
most charming Frenchman, a giant among intellectuals, a linguist and an
artist, and a great scientist who, like Louis Pasteur, 100 years before him,
thought first deeply about a problem and then, as a master craftsman, solved
it with seeming ease at the laboratory bench.  

 - John O. Corliss, Albuquerque, NM.

4)  Upcoming Meetings

Only new items are listed in this Newsletter.  A complete listing is
available in the Upcoming Meetings section of the ISEP WWW Archive.

Have I missed a meeting of interest?  Drop me a line!


Vth International Congress of Systematics and Evolutionary Biology,
Budapest, Hungary.
     R. Colwell
     University of Maryland
     Maryland Biotechnology Institute
     Room 1123-Microbiology Building.  
     College Park, MD  20742

9-11 March 1995
The German Society for Protozoology, 14th annual meeting.
Delitzsch (near Leipzig), Germany.
     Professor Dr. Hans Machemer
     President of the Society
     Fakultaet fuer Biologie
     Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum
     D-44780  BOCHUM
	tel: (49) 234 700 4350
	fax: (49) 234 709 4186.

27-30 July 1995.  
Society of Protozoologists 48th annual meeting.  
University of Alabama.  
      Harriett E. Smith-Somerville, Local Arrangements
      Dept. of Biological Sciences
      University of Alabama
      Box 870344
      Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0344
	tel: (1) 205 348 1830
	fax: (1) 205 348 1786
	email: hsmithso@biology.as.ua.edu 

5)  ISEP Membership Form

The International Society for Evolutionary Protistology welcomes
all persons interested in the diversity, taxonomy, phylogeny and
evolution of protists.  Here's how to join:

[ 1 ]  Make a hard copy of the form below.

[ 2 ]  Airmail it, with your dues, to the ISEP Treasurer.

[ 3 ]  Send Tim Littlejohn (tim@bch.umontreal.ca) or Charley
	O'Kelly (okellyc@bch.umontreal.ca) a message to let us
	know you've signed up.

Step [ 3 ] is optional, but it really helps us to keep our records

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Postal address:

City, state/province, country:

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Telephone number:

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Membership dues are US$ 25 (*) for two years.

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(*) Please remit US$ 25 per two years' membership to:

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       Department of Botany
       University of Maryland
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   Payment may be made by personal cheque (within the USA),
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    or postal money order.

   Currently, payment must be made in U.S. dollars.

   We can accept payment for two, four, or more years. 

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6)  Illustrated Guide to the Protozoa - Prepublication Sale

                           2nd Edition
     (including all groups classically considered protozoa)

John J. Lee, Gordon F. Leedale, David Patterson & Phyllis Bradbury

*Completely revised and updated by 68 experts in their fields.
*Expanded coverage (with a goal to mention every valid modern
genus).  Estimated 750 pages.
*Over 4,200 figures, illustrations, and drawings (more than half
*Organized by monophyletic assemblages using latest higher group
taxonomic consensus wherever clear.
*Easy to use taxonomic keys to each chapter.
*Glossary explaining all the technical terms used int he book.
*Organism and subject indices.
*Desk top published by the Society of Protozoologists to keep costs
low and purchase price affordable for students.

                       Prepublication Sale
                   Publication due Fall, 1995

Payment must accompany order.  Advance payment will help underwrite
costs of publication.  Checks payable to "Society of Protozoologists".

                    Advance Sale Price $65.00

Offer good only until June 30, 1995 - (Post publication price $75 -


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