Morphology and host-specificity of the apostome ciliate Vampyrophrya pelagica infecting pelagic copepods in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan

@article{Ohtsuka2004MorphologyAH,
  title={Morphology and host-specificity of the apostome ciliate Vampyrophrya pelagica infecting pelagic copepods in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan},
  author={S. Ohtsuka and M. Hora and T. Suzaki and M. Arikawa and G. Omura and K. Yamada},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  year={2004},
  volume={282},
  pages={129-142}
}
  • S. Ohtsuka, M. Hora, +3 authors K. Yamada
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Marine Ecology Progress Series
  • The morphology and host-specificity of the histophagous apostome ciliate Vampy- rophrya pelagica infecting pelagic copepods in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan, were intensively investi- gated. Four stages were reconfirmed in the life cycle of the ciliate. A mature cell within the phoront bears cilia ready for quick excystation, and unique lamellar structures in the cytoplasm appear to be precursors of food vacuole membranes. These lamellar structures completely disappear in the fully grown trophont… CONTINUE READING

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