Discotricha papillifera: Structure and Morphogenesis of a Marine Interstitial Ciliate
SYNOPSIS. Discotricha papillifera Tuffrau, a marine interstitial ciliate, is redescribed with the aid of light, scanning, and transmission electron microscopy from cells collected at a New Hampshire beach. Presence of primitive membranelles as well an an advanced stomatogenesis is demonstrated. The ultrastructure, including a unique membrane‐bounded septate structure, is described. The cell is tentatively placed in the nassulid suborder Microthoracina, but affinities with other groups are discussed.
The Journal of Protozoology
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Wicklow, B.J. and A.C. Borror. 1977. Discotricha papillifera: structure and morphogenesis of a marine interstitial ciliate. Journal of Protozool. 24:99-108.