Reconciling cladistic and genetic analyses in choreotrichid ciliates (Ciliophora, Spirotricha, Oligotrichea).

@article{Agatha2012ReconcilingCA,
  title={Reconciling cladistic and genetic analyses in choreotrichid ciliates (Ciliophora, Spirotricha, Oligotrichea).},
  author={Sabine Agatha and Michaela C Str{\"u}der-Kypke},
  journal={The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={325-50}
}
Fifty-six features of halteriid, oligotrichid, and choreotrichid ciliates are cladistically analysed, including an updated hypothesis about the evolution of the somatic ciliary patterns. Based on its morphology, Lynnella clusters with Parastrombidinopsis, Parastrombidium, and Strombidinopsis, while it is basal to the other choreotrichids in the molecular phylogenies. The two clusters of Favella species in small subunit rRNA gene trees are supported by morphological features, justifying a… CONTINUE READING