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1 June 2019 Morphology and Phylogeny of the Soil Ciliate Parabistichella multilineae sp. nov. (Protozoa: Ciliophora: Hypotricha)
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The morphology and molecular phylogeny of Parabistichella multilineae sp. nov., which was discovered in soil from Gagye Beach, South Korea, were investigated. The new species is characterized as follows: body size about 200 × 47 µm in vivo, slenderly lanceolate and twisted; two ellipsoidal macronuclei and usually two globular micronuclei; two types of cortical granules; four or five frontoventral rows, of which rows 1 and 2 are conspicuously developed and rows 3 and 4 are fully extended; and caudal cirri are lacking. Phylogenetic analyses based on the SSU rDNA sequences showed that the new species clusters in a soft polytomy with P. variabilis and Uroleptoides magnigranulosus.

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Ji Hye Kim, Atef Omar, and Jae-Ho Jung "Morphology and Phylogeny of the Soil Ciliate Parabistichella multilineae sp. nov. (Protozoa: Ciliophora: Hypotricha)," Zoological Science 36(3), 242-249, (1 June 2019). https://doi.org/10.2108/zs180070
Received: 15 April 2018; Accepted: 20 December 2018; Published: 1 June 2019
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