Oxnerella (ox-nerr-ell-a) is a centrohelid heliozoon, distinguished from the other centrohelids because there are no spicules or other materials around the outside of the cell. As with other centroheliozoa, the axopods are thin, parallel sides, and the extrusomes seem relatively large. Phase contrast micrograph. This picture was taken by David Patterson, Linda Amaral Zettler, Mike Peglar and Tom Nerad from cultures and other materials maintained at the American Type Culture Collection during 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, L Amaral-Zettler, M. Peglar and T. Nerad, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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|Description of Oxnerella: Centroheliozoa with a naked cell surface. Nucleus with a large endosome. With a single marine species O. maritima Dobell, 1917. |