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B Sopott-Ehlers (2001)

Ciliopharyngiella intermedia (Plathelminthes, Neoophora) - enigmatic as ever? Ultrastructural features and phylogenetic implications

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 131(S1):159-165.

Ultrastructural features of the epidermis, gonads and photoreceptors are presented. The following features of Ciliopharyngiella intermedia are considered to represent autapomorphies of this species or of the taxon Ciliophatyngiella: the special design of egg shell-forming granules in vitellocytes, the pattern of marginal granules in germocytes,. an intercentriolar body with strong striated supporting beams, cilia with a pair of rootlets in young spermatids, as well as intracerebral photoreceptors with both ciliary and rhabdomeric light-sensing organelles arising from the same cell. Based on present information it is hypothesized, that Ciliophatyngiella represents the sister taxon of the Eulecithophora (= Prolecithophora + Rhabdocoela).

Platyhelminthes; Ciliopharyngiella intermedia; ultrastructure; phylogenetics
9th International Symposium on the Biology of the Turbellaria (ISBT), BARCELONA, SPAIN, JUN, 2000
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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