Stylonychia mytilus as illustrated in Shen & Zhang (1990) Biomonitoring Techniques Using Freshwater Microbiota, China Architecture and Building Press. This image was taken with permission from Modern Biomonitoring Techniques Using Freshwater Microbiota written by Shen Yunfen, Zhang Zongshe and colleagues, and published by China Architecture and Building Press in 1990. Image copyright: China Architecture and Building Press, used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Protozoan biomonitors in China
|Description of Stylonychia mytilus: Elongate and distinctive hypotrich, with the anterior wider than the posterior, up to 300 microns long. The prominent adoral zone of membranelles occupies one-third to almost one-half the body length. The arrangement of cirri is typical of the genus with three distinctive frontoventral and three very divergent long caudal cirri. There are two ovoid macronuclei. |