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Fig. 1 | BMC Microbiology

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From: Three redescriptions in Tintinnopsis (Protista: Ciliophora: Tintinnina) from coastal waters of China, with cytology and phylogenetic analyses based on ribosomal RNA genes

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Line drawings of Tintinnopsis hemispiralis in vivo (a, b) and after protargol staining (ce) (from authors’ own work). a Lateral view of a representative individual; arrow denotes the ciliary tuft; arrowheads mark the spiral striations on the collar portion of lorica. b Cell characters; arrow denotes the ciliary tuft; arrowhead shows peduncle. c, d Ventral (c) and dorsal (d) views of the same specimen, showing ciliary pattern and macronuclear nodules. e Kinetal map of a morphostatic specimen. BM, buccal membranelle; CM, collar membranelle; DK, dorsal kinety; EM, endoral membrane; LA, lateral ciliary field; LF, left ciliary field; Ma, macronuclear nodule; PCM, prolonged collar membranelle; PK, posterior kinety; RF, right ciliary field; VK, ventral kinety. Scale bars = 75 μm (a, b), 30 μm (c, d)

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