Monographiae Biologicae

Monograph of the Gonostomatidae and Kahliellidae (Ciliophora, Hypotricha)

Authors: Berger, Helmut

  • Summarises the morphology, fauna and ecology of Gonostomatidae and Kahliellidae
  • Includes material on 68 species distributed in 21 genera and revised subgenera
  • Features more than 270 figures
  • Offers thorough, up-to-date revision for taxonomists, cell biologists, and ecologists
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The present monograph is the fourth of six volumes which review the Hypotricha, a major group of the spirotrichs. The book is about the Gonostomatidae, the Kahliellidae, and some taxa of unknown position in the hypotrichs.

 

Gonostomum was previously misclassified in the Oxytrichidae because its type species Gonostomum affine has basically an 18-cirri pattern, which is dominant in the oxytrichids. A new hypothesis, considering also molecular data, postulates that this 18-cirri pattern evolved in the last common ancestor of the hypotrichs and therefore it appears throughout the Hypotricha tree. The simple dorsal kinety pattern, composed of only three bipolar dorsal kineties, and gene sequence analyses strongly suggest that Gonostomum branches off rather early in the phylogenetic tree. Thus, the Gonostomatidae, previously synonymised with the oxytrichids, are reactivated to include the name-bearing type genus and other genera (e.g., Paragonostomum, Wallackia, Cladotricha) which have the characteristic gonostomatid oral apparatus. The Kahliellidae are a rather vague group mainly defined via the preservation of parts of the parental infraciliature. The kahliellids preliminary comprise, besides the name-bearing type genus Kahliella, genera such as Parakahliella and its African pendant Afrokahliella or the monotypic Engelmanniella. In total 68 species distributed in 21 genera and subgenera are revised. As in the previous volumes almost all morphological, morphogenetic, molecular, faunistic, and ecological data, scattered in almost 700 papers, are compiled so that the four volumes (Oxytrichidae, Urostyloidea, Amphisiellidae and Trachelostylidae, Gonostomatidae and Kahliellida) provide a detailed insight into the biology of almost 500 species of hypotrichs. The series is an up-to-date overview about this highly interesting taxon of spirotrichous ciliates mainly addressed to taxonomists, cell biologists, ecologists, molecular biologists, and practitioners.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Monograph of the Gonostomatidae and Kahliellidae (Ciliophora, Hypotricha)
Authors
Series Title
Monographiae Biologicae
Series Volume
90
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0455-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0455-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0454-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3492-0
Series ISSN
0077-0639
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 742
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