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Description of Pleurotricha

Redefinition of the genus Pleurotricha Stein 1859 Inflexible oxytrichid (subfamily Stylonychinae, Berger 1999), 18–21 Frontoventral cirri originating from six primordia involving 5 parental cirri, transverse cirri in two groups in 3+2 pattern, one left marginal cirral row, 2–3 right marginal cirral rows formed in the outer right marginal cirral row from a single primordium which splits later, total resorption of parental marginal cirri, three inconspicuous caudal cirri present.  Gupta,R., Kamra,K.,Arora,S. and Sapra,G.R.2003. Pleurotricha curdsi (Shi, Warren and Song 2002) nov. comb. (Ciliophora: Hypotrichida): morphology and ontogenesis of an Indian population; redefinition of the genus. Europ.J.Protistol. 39:275-285.  

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