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Title: Description of a marine peritrichous ciliate, Pseudovorticella sinensis n. sp. (Ciliophora, Peritrichia) from China
Authors: JI, Daode
Song, Weibo
AL-Rasheid, Khales .A.S.
Keywords: Marine Ciliate
Morphology
Peritrichida
Pseudovorticella sinensis n. sp
Zoology
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: The Socicty of Protomologists
Citation: The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology: 50(5); 360-365
Abstract: A new marine peritrich ciliate, Pseudovorticella sinensis n. sp. was isolated from a shrimp-farming pond in the littoral area of Qingdao, China. The morphology, infraciliature, and silverline system were studied based on living and silver-impregnated specimens. This species is characterized by (1) an elongated bell-shaped body that measures 50-60 × 35-45 μm in vivo, (2) one large, ventrally located contractile vacuole, and (3) a pellicle covered by a layer of transparent, cortical vesicles. The number of transverse silverlines from the peristomial area to the aboral ciliary wreath is 26-32, and from the aboral ciliary wreath to the scopula is 12-15. The stalk measures about 160-250 μm long X 5-6 μm wide. The spasmoneme has one row of conspicuous thecoplasmic granules, which are about 0.8 μm in diameter.
Description: a) Laboratory of Protozoology, KLM, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266003, People's Republic of Chinu, and b) Zoology Department, College of Science, King Saud University, P. 0. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3343
ISSN: 1066-5234
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