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

  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},
  • 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… 

Morphological and Molecular Characterization of a New Protist Family, Sandmanniellidae n. fam. (Ciliophora, Colpodea), with Description of Sandmanniella terricola n. g., n. sp. from the Chobe Floodplain in Botswana

The morphology and gene sequence trees suggest establishing a new family, the Sandmanniellidae n.

Study on Analysis of Several Molecular Identification Methods for Ciliates of Colpodea (Protista, Ciliophora)

Combining oligonucleotide probes, DNA barcoding, and morphology for the first time, has greatly improved the delineation of Colpodea and confirmed that Cox I gene was a promising DNABarcoding marker for species of Col podea, and FISH could provide useful morphological information as complementing traditional techniques such as silver carbonate.

Molecular phylogenetic analysis of class Colpodea (phylum Ciliophora) using broad taxon sampling.

The differentiation of cellular structure during encystment in the soil hypotrichous ciliate Australocirrus cf. australis (Protista, Ciliophora)

The ciliature resorbing state and the number of layers in the cyst wall were consistent with those found in other oxytrichous ciliates, however, the phenomenon wherein the two macronuclear nodules are not fused during encystment is not commonly observed among Oxytrichids.

Wilhelm Foissner and the European Journal of Protistology.

  • T. Weisse
  • Medicine, Biology
    European journal of protistology
  • 2020



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A new genus, Corticocolpoda, is discovered in the bark of Ohia trees from the Hawaiian Archipelago and is unique in having a left oral ciliary field (polykinetid) composed of 13–20 equidistantly spaced, paired rows of monokinetids.

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.

Comparative ultrastructure and systematics of the Colpodida. An ultrastructural description of Colpoda maupasi Enriquez, 1908

Comparison of C. maupasi with other species of the Colpodida supports the structural-conservatism hypothesis and several relational inconsistencies are demonstrated in the present scheme of classification of the ciliates.

Basic light and scanning electron microscopic methods for taxonomic studies of ciliated protozoa.

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