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Berger H., Foissner W., Kohmann F. (1993): The ciliate atlas: an unique guide to the identification and ecology of freshwater ciliates. - International Congress of Protozoology 9: 12, Abstract 037.

The ciliate atlas: an unique guide to the identification and ecology of freshwater ciliates.

H. Berger*, Foissner W.*, Kohmann F.**
*Universitaet Salzburg, Institut für Zoologie, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria, and **Bayerisches Landesamt für Wasserwirtschaft, Lazarettstrasse 67, W-8000 Muenchen, Germany

Our ciliate atlas comprises 4 volumes with about 500 pages each and describes in detail the morphology and ecology of about 320 species listed by SLADECEK et al. (1981) as indicators of water quality. Many ciliates are valuable indicators of organic pollution because they are confined to 1 or 2 saprobic zones. Furthermore, their morphology is well know enabling a reliable identification from life. Each species is described monographically, including a list of important synonyms, a discussion of nomenclature and taxonomy, a differential diagnosis, and a comparison with similar taxa. The ecology section treats the occurrence and geographical distribution, the autecology, and the saprobiological classification. This section is followed by line drawings, light micrographs of living and silver prepared specimens, and scanning electron micrographs. Most species are documented by more than 10 figures. Volume I treats the Cytrophorida, the Oligotrichida, the Hypotrichia, and the Colpodea; Volume II the Peritrichia, the Heterotrichida, and the Odontostomatida; Volume III is in press and contains the Prostomatida, the Hymenostomatida, the Scuticociliatida, the Hypostomata, and the Trichostomatida; and Volume IV will contain the Karyorelictida, the Haptorida, the Pleurostomatida, and the Suctorida. A speciality of Volume III is the detailed compilation of toxicological and ecological data from the widely distributed genera Paramecium and Tetrahymena. This should provide the user with background data to assess the effects of many hazardous substances common in aquatic ecosystems. Supported by the FWF (Projekt P8924-Bio) and the Bayer. LAWA.

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Genera and higher taxa treated in main publication
Volume I: Cyrtophorida, Chilodonella, Odontochlamys, Thigmogaster, Pseudochilodonopsis, Trithigmostoma, Phascolodon, Chlamydonellopsis, Chlamydonella, Trochilia, Dysteria, Trochilioides, Oligotrichida, Halteria, Plelagohalteria, Strombidium, Strobilidium, Tintinnidium, Tintinnopsis, Codonella, Hypotrichia, Hypotrichida, Stichotrichia, stichotrichous, Stichotricha, Chaetospira, Hypotrichidium, Urostyla, Holosticha, Uroleptus, Paraurostyla, Kerona, Gastrostyla, Pleurotricha, Oxytricha, Tachysoma, Histriculus, Sterkiella, Stylonychia, Steinia, Euplotes, Aspidisca, Copodea, Colpoda, Cyrtolophosis, Platyophrya, Bursaria, Bursaridium
Volume II: Peritrichia, Vorticella, Pseudovorticella, Carchesium, Zoothamnium, Opercularia, Epistylis, Campanella, Ophrydium, Rhabdostyla, Scyphidia, Cothurnia, Lagenophrys, Platycola, Pyxicola, Thuricola, Vaginicola, Astylozoon, Hastatella, Opisthonecta, Trichodina, Heterotrichida, Spirostomum, Stentor, Blepharisma, Pseudoblepharisma, Linostoma, Climacostomum, Metopus, Bothrostoma, Brachonella, Tropidoatractus, Caenomorpha, Odontostomatida, Pelodinium, Epalxella, Saprodinium, Discomorphella
Volume III: Hymenostomata, Dexiostoma, Colpidium, Paracolpidium, Tetrahymena, Glaucoma, Epenardia, Ophryoglena, Paramecium, Frontonia, Disematostoma, Urocentrum, Marituja, Stokesia, Lembadion, Philasterides, Uronema, Kahlilembus, Dexiotricha, Loxocephalus, Cinetochilum, Platynematum, Sathrophilus, Dexiotrichides, Urozona, Pseudocohnilembus, Pleuronema, Calyptotricha, Ctedoctema, Cyclidium, Prostomatida, Apsiktrata, Apsiktratidae, Holophrya, Prorodon, Urotricha, Balanion, Plagiocampa, Placus, Coleps, Bursellopsis, Trimyema, Nassulida, Zosterodasys, Chilodontopsis, Nassulopsis, Nassula, Obertrumia, Leptopharynx, Pseudomicrothorax, Drepanomonas, Microthorax, Hexotricha
Volume IV: Gymenostomatea, Gymnostomatida, Spathidiida, Cyclotrichida, Chaenea, Enchelyodon, Enchelys, Lacrymaria, Phialina, Lagynus, Lagynophrya, Trachelophyllum, Dileptus, Monilicaryon, Paradileptus, Trachelius, Homalozoon, Spathidium, Didinium, Monodinium, Actinobolina, Askenasia, Mesodinium, Plagiopyla, Pleurostomatida, Amphileptus, Litonotus, Acineria, Loxophyllum, Loxodes, Suctoria, Tokophrya, Staurophrya, Dendrosoma, Heliophrya, Acineta, Enchelyomorpha, Prodiscophrya, Podophrya, Sphaerophrya, Parapodophrya, Metacineta

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