Monograph of the Hypotricha by Helmut Berger - Springer

 Monograph of the Urostyloidea
(Ciliophora, Hypotricha)
Helmut Berger
Technisches Büro für Ökologie
Consulting Engineering Office for Ecology
Radetzkystrasse 10, 5020 Salzburg, Austria,
University of Salzburg
Department of Organismal Biology
Salzburg, Austria

P.O. Box 17, 3300 A.A. Dordrecht, The Netherlands,

Berger Helmut (2006): Monograph of the Urostyloidea (Ciliophora, Hypotricha). - Monographiae Biologicae, vol. 85: i-xvi, 1-1303. Hardcover, 2420 gram, 17 x 24.5 x 5.5 cm.
ISBN: 978-1-4020-5272-9.

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 Monograph of the Urostyloidea (Ciliophora, Hypotricha) by Helmut BERGER

Supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF  FWF Der Wissenschaftsfond

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The Urostyloidea are a large group of hypotrichs comprising limnetic, marine, and terrestrial species in well-known genera like Holosticha, Urostyla, and Pseudokeronopsis. Holosticha pullaster is one of the most common hypotrichs in freshwater and the sea.
This monograph is the second of a series treating the hypotrichs, a major part of the spirotrichous ciliates. The urostyloids are characterised by a zigzag-arrangement of the ventral cirri. Like the first part of the series, the Oxytrichidae, it summarises the morphological, morphogenetic, faunistic, and ecological data from the past 230 years, scattered in more than 1300 references from all over the world. Dichotomous keys lead to 36 genera and subgenera comprising 153 species illustrated by more than 2100 figures, including original ones. The treatise offers taxonomists, cell biologists, and ecologists a thorough and up-to-date revision because for each species a detailed list of synonyms, a discussion of the nomenclature and systematics, and an extensive description of the morphology and ecology, including almost all published faunistic records, are provided. With the monographs of the Urostyloidea and the Oxytrichidae the interested scientist can identify more than 320 species of hypotrichs, which are an important component of the eukaryotic microbial life in limnetic, marine, and terrestrial habitats.

Keywords: Africa, Alveolata, America, Asia, Australia, Austria, Bestimmungsschlüssel, bibliography, biodiversity, Biodiversität, biogeography, Biogeographie, biology, Bodenbiologie, Boden, Caudiholosticha, cell division, China, ciliates, Ciliophora, cladistics, clone, conjugation, contractile vacuole, cortical granules, cultivation, cyst, cytoplasm, determination, Diversität, diversity, dna, ecology, Ehrenberg, Europa, Europe, evolution, guide, holostichids, Hypotricha, hypotriche, Hypotrichia, Hypotrichida, hypotrichs, identification, Identifikation, impregnation, Kahl, Kerona, key, Klon, Kluwer, life cycle, limnetic, Limnologie, limnology, marine biology, microbiology, molecular biology, Morphogenese, morphogenesis, movement, nomenclature, Nomenklatur, nutrition, occurrence, Oxytrichidae, Oxytrichinae, Paramecium, Phylogenie, phylogeny, Plankton, Protista, Protozoa, rna, resting cyst, review, revision, Rigidocortex, rna, Salzburg, sea, See, soil, Spirotricha, Spirotrichea, spirotrichs, ssrdna, Stein, Stichotrichia, stichotrichs, stylonychids, systematics, Systematik, Taxonomie, taxonomy, Teilung, Tetrahymena, Trichoda, Wimpertierchen, Ziliaten
Acaudalia, Afrothrix, Anteholosticha, Australothrix, Bakuella, Bakuellidae, Bicoronella, Biholosticha, Birojimia, Caudiholosticha, Diaxonella, Dorsomarginalia, Epiclintidae, Epiclintes, Eschaneustyla, Hemicycliostyla, Holostichidae, Holosticha, Holostichides, Keronella, Metabakuella, Metaurostylopsis, Neokeronopsis, Notocephalus, Parabirojimia, Paragastrostyla, Paramitrella, Periholosticha, Plesiouroleptopsis, Psammomitra, Pseudoamphisiella, Pseudobakuella, Pseudokeronopsidae, Pseudokeronopsinae, Pseudokeronopsis, Pseudourostyla, Pseudourostylidae, Retroextendia, Thigmokeronopsis, Trichototaxis, Tricoronella, Uncinata, Uroleptopsis, Urostyla, Urostylidae, Urostylinae, Urostyloides, urostylids, Urostylida

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