Euplotes muscicola 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 Euplotes muscicola: Euplotes muscicola is a medium (60-70 um long) elongate oval freshwater hypotrich. The peristome is long and occupies about 3/4 of the anterior left side of the ventral surface. The AZM contains about 35 membranelles. There are 9 frontoventral, 5 transverse and 4 caudal cirri. The dorsal argyrome is of the multiple type and consists of 4 regular rows of small polygons between the kineties. There are 10 dorsolateral kineties bearing up to about 35 cilia in the mid-dorsal rows. The macronucleus is an open C-shape with a compact micronucleus situated about halfway down its left side. |