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Description of Stichotrichia

Spirotrich ciliates, somatic cilia as files or scattered groups of polykinetids (cirri); cross-section of body round to dorsoventrally compressed; left oral cilia as "collar" and "lapel" of polykinetids, each of 2-2 1/2 rows of kinetosomes; right oral cilia variable, usually 1 to several paroral kineties.

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