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Soil ciliates (protozoa, ciliophora) from Namibia (Southwest Africa), with emphasis on two contrasting environments, the Etosha Region and the Namib Desert
The monograph contains only one third of the species actually living in the highly diverse terrestrial habitats of Namibia, and shows that there must be many more free-living ciliate species globally than the 3000 estimated by FlNLAY. Expand
Biogeography and dispersal of micro-organisms: a review emphasizing protists
This review summarizes data on the biogeography and dispersal of bacteria, microfungi and selected protists, such as dinoflagellates, chrysophytes, testate amoebae, and ciliates. Furthermore, itExpand
A user‐friendly guide to the ciliates (Protozoa, Ciliophora) commonly used by hydrobiologists as bioindicators in rivers, lakes, and waste waters, with notes on their ecology
This guide is an English translation of the flow charts written in German and published by Foissner et al. in the Ciliate Atlas, a monograph on the ciliates used as bioindicators in the saprobic system. Expand
Basic light and scanning electron microscopic methods for taxonomic studies of ciliated protozoa.
  • W. Foissner
  • Biology, Medicine
  • European journal of protistology
  • 29 November 1991
All species descriptions based exclusively on silver slides are considered incomplete and of doubtful value for both α-taxonomists and ecologists. Expand
An updated compilation of world soil ciliates (Protozoa, Ciliophora), with ecological notes, new records, and descriptions of new species
A high specificity of the soil ciliate biota and a limited distribution of at least some species are supported by the observation that some very conspicuous species, such as Krassniggia auxiliaris and Bresslauides discoideus, have so far been found only in Gondwanan and Laurasian soils. Expand
Soil ciliates (Protozoa: Ciliophora) from evergreen rain forests of Australia, South America and Costa Rica: diversity and description of new species
It is put forward that the non-flooded Petri dish method is inappropriate for studying soil ciliate diversity in evergreen rain forests because most species have a reduced capacity to produce dry-resistant (protective) resting cysts due to the permanent wetness of their habitats. Expand
Morphology and biometry of some soil hypotrichs (Protozoa: Ciliophora)
Etude de la morphologie et de l'infraciliature de 18 espece (dont 7 especes nouvelles) d'hypotriches d'augmentation d'université de Lille. Expand
Morphology and Morphogenesis of Strobilidium caudatum (Fromentel), Meseres corlissi N. Sp., Halteria grandinella (Müller), and Strombidium rehwaldi N. Sp., and a Proposed Phylogenetic System for
Halteriids are more closely related to hypotrichs than they are to other oligotrichs, and are raised to ordinal and subclass ranks, Halteriida n. Expand