Pseudomaryna australiensis nov. gen., nov. spec. and Colpoda brasiliensis nov. spec., two new colpodids (Ciliophora, Colpodea) with a mineral envelope

@article{Foissner2003PseudomarynaAN,
  title={Pseudomaryna australiensis nov. gen., nov. spec. and Colpoda brasiliensis nov. spec., two new colpodids (Ciliophora, Colpodea) with a mineral envelope},
  author={Wilhelm Foissner},
  journal={European Journal of Protistology},
  year={2003},
  volume={39},
  pages={199-212}
}
  • W. Foissner
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • European Journal of Protistology
Pseudomaryna australiensis and Colpoda brasiliensis were discovered in floodplain soils from Australia and Brazil and studied in vivo and in silver preparations. They have a common feature, viz., a sheath of clay (mineral) particles embedded in a slimy matrix. Such sheaths, which evolved convergently in various ciliates, are termed “mineral envelopes” and make cells appear like inorganic soil particles, possibly protecting them from predators. The new genus Pseudomaryna belongs to the family… 

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  • Medicine, Biology
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  • 2020

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