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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 37, No. 3, 2016, pp. 176-185
Bioline Code: zr16027
Full paper language: English
Document type: Report
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Zoological Research, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2016, pp. 176-185

 en Morphology and molecular phylogeny of two colepid species from China, Coleps amphacanthus check for this species in other resources Ehrenberg, 1833 and Levicoleps biwae jejuensis check for this species in other resources Chen et al., 2016 (Ciliophora, Prostomatida)
Lu, Bo-Rong; Ma, Ming-Zhen; Gao, Feng; Shi, Yu-Hong & Chen, Xiang-Rui

Abstract

Two colepid ciliates, Coleps amphacanthus check for this species in other resources Ehrenberg, 1833 and Levicoleps biwae jejuensis check for this species in other resources Chen et al., 2016, were first recorded in China. Their living morphology, infraciliature and small subunit (SSU) rRNA gene sequences were determined using standard methods. The improved diagnosis of Coleps amphacanthus is as follows:cell size about 100×50 μm in vivo, barrel-shaped; 22-28 ciliary rows each composed of about 14-21 monokinetids and two perioral dikinetids; 5-10 caudal cilia; and one terminal contractile vacuole. Levicoleps biwae jejuensis was also investigated, with an improved diagnosis given based on previous and present work. The phylogenetic analyses based on SSU rRNA gene sequences revealed that all Coleps check for this species in other resources species were grouped together, except for Coleps amphacanthus, which was grouped into a clade of the genus Levicoleps check for this species in other resources .

Keywords
Ciliate; Coleps; Levicoleps; New record; Phylogeny; SSU rRNA; Taxonomy

 
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