Focusing on genera to improve species identification: revised systematics of the ciliate Spirostomum.

@article{Boscaro2014FocusingOG,
  title={Focusing on genera to improve species identification: revised systematics of the ciliate Spirostomum.},
  author={V. Boscaro and Daniela Carducci and G. Barbieri and M. V. Senra and I. Andreoli and F. Erra and G. Petroni and F. Verni and S. Fokin},
  journal={Protist},
  year={2014},
  volume={165 4},
  pages={
          527-41
        }
}
Although many papers dealing with the description of new ciliate taxa are published each year, species taxonomy and identification in most groups of the phylum Ciliophora remain confused. This is largely due to a scarcity of surveys on the systematics of immediately higher levels (genera and families) providing data for old and new species together. Spirostomum is a common and distinctive inhabitant of fresh- and brackish water environments, including artificial and eutrophic ones, and is a… Expand
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