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Title: The morphology, morphogenesis and SSrRNA gene sequence of a new marine ciliate, Diophrys apoligothrix spec. nov. (Ciliophora; Euplotida).
Authors: AL-Rasheid, K. A. S.,
Warren, A.,
Shao, C.,
Song, W
., Yang, J.
Keywords: Chinese biotope;Hypotrichia
Infraciliature
Taxonomy;
Newspecies
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: European Journal of Protistology. GERMANY. .
Citation: 45: 38-50
Abstract: The morphology,morphogenesisandsmallsubunitrRNA(SSrRNA)genesequenceofanewmarineeuplotid ciliate, Diophrys apoligothrix spec. nov.,isolatedfromasandybeachnearQingdao,northChina,wereinvestigated. This organismischaracterizedasfollows:rigidbodywithasculpturedsurface;size in vivo about 60–110_40–70 mm;adoralzonecomprisingabout28membranelles;fivefrontal,twoventral,fivetransverse,oneleftmarginalandthree caudalcirri;fivedorsalkinetieswithsparselydistributeddikinetids;twoellipsoidmacronuclearnodules;marine habitat.Althoughthemainmorphogeneticeventsaresimilartothosereportedinothercongeners,threefeaturesare noteworthy:(1)theparentaladoralzoneisretainedalmostunchangedbytheproterexceptfortheoutermarginof membranellesintheproximalportion,wherethede-differentiationandthenreorganizationtakeplaceinsituinthe mid-to-latephasesofdivision;(2)thedorsalkinetyanlagenareformedviaatwo-stepmode;(3)themarginalcirrus anlage isformeddenovoneartheoldstructureanddoesnotdivide.Basedonthemorphological,morphogeneticand SSrRNAgenesequencedata,itwasconcludedthat D. apoligothrix is awell-outlinedanddistinctivememberofthe genus Diophrys
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11233
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