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Intraspecific Genetic Variation in Paramecium Revealed by Mitochondrial Cytochrome c Oxidase I Sequences
This is the first report of intraspecific variation in free‐living protozoans based on mitochondrial sequence data, and the results show that the high variation in mitochondrial DNA makes it a suitable marker for intrapecific and population genetic studies. Expand
Bacterial endocytobionts of ciliophora and their interactions with the host cell.
  • S. Fokin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International review of cytology
  • 2004
In this review extensive material concerning the variety of endocytobionts, their categories, and their interaction with host cells is presented. Expand
Morphological diversity of the micronuclei in Paramecium
Summary Morphological analysis of the micronuclei in 51 stocks of 10 Paramecium species was carried out to examine the diversity of the nuclear morphology in these organisms. Instead of the twoExpand
Focusing on genera to improve species identification: revised systematics of the ciliate Spirostomum.
A detailed revision of Spirostomum systematics is performed combining literature surveys, new data on hundreds of organisms and statistical and phylogenetic analyses; the results provide insights on the evolution, ecology and distribution of known morphospecies and a novel one. Expand
Morphological and molecular investigations of Paramecium schewiakoffi sp. nov. (Ciliophora, Oligohymenophorea) and current status of distribution and taxonomy of Paramecium spp.
Comparison of P. schewiakoffi with the other species of Paramecium indicates that it is a valid new species of the genus, and it is proposed that the genus should be subdivided into four subgenera: Chloroparamecium, Helianter, Cypriostomum and Parame calcium, on the basis of morphometric, biological and molecular differences. Expand
Paramecium genus: biodiversity, some morphological features and the key to the main morphospecies discrimination
Summary Biodiversity of the genus Paramecium and its worldwide distribution are discussed. A simple and reliable way of species discrimination based on variation in the morphology of micronuclei andExpand
Data on the occurrence of species of the Paramecium aurelia complex world-wide
The greatest data on distributionand frequency of occurrence of the particular species of the P. aurelia complex concerns Europe, and the following conclusions were drawn: P. novaurelia is a dominantspecies, while P. primaurelia (in 103 habitats) is also characteristic but less frequent. Expand
Holospora species infecting the nuclei of Paramecium appear to belong into two groups of bacteria
The data indicate that Holospora bacteria may at least belong into two groups, which are similar concerning their morphology and life cycle and which have a different behavior during the division of the host nucleus. Expand
Phylogenetic Relationships of the Subclass Peniculia (Oligohymenophorea, Ciliophora) Inferred from Small Subunit rRNA Gene Sequences
It is concluded that the Subclass Peniculia should be divided into two orders, the Order Urocentrida and Order Peniculida, with the latter order having two suborders, the Suborder Frontoniina and PenicULina. Expand
Euplotespora binucleata n. gen., n. sp. (Protozoa: Microsporidia), a Parasite Infecting the Hypotrichous Ciliate Euplotes woodruffi, with Observations on Microsporidian Infections in Ciliophora
A phylogenetic analysis of SSU rDNA sequences by different methods placed E. binucleata n. Expand