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Description of Microthoracida

Nassophorean ciliates, small to medium-sized, usually less than 100 um long; few somatic kineties, separated by wide interkinetal spaces; usually three left oral polykinetids, not confined to oral cavity; right paroral dikinetid, variable (vestige always occurs in stomatogenesis); cyrtos small, with complete palisade of nematodesmata; trichocysts present.

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