Helmet‐shaped Body of Entodiniomorphid Ciliates (Ciliophora, Entodiniomorphida), a Synapomorphy or a Homoplasy?

  title={Helmet‐shaped Body of Entodiniomorphid Ciliates (Ciliophora, Entodiniomorphida), a Synapomorphy or a Homoplasy?},
  author={Franciane Cedrola and Marcus Vinicius Senra and M. D'agosto and Roberto J{\'u}nio Pedroso Dias},
  journal={Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology},
  • Franciane Cedrola, Marcus Vinicius Senra, +1 author Roberto Júnio Pedroso Dias
  • Published 2019
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
  • Triadinium was created to include Triadinium caudatum. Further, four other species were included, T. minimum, T. galea, T. elongatum, and T. magnum, all sharing a characteristic helmet‐shaped body. Wolska and Grain argued that the inclusion of T. minimum and T. galea into Triadinium was done based on superficial morphological aspects, and established two new genera to accommodate these species: Circodinium and Gassovskiella. Although the phylogenetic relationships within Entodiniomorphida have… CONTINUE READING
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