Ciliophora


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Related to Ciliophora: Protozoa, Sporozoa, Balantidium coli
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Noun1.Ciliophora - class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycleCiliophora - class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle
phylum Protozoa, Protozoa - in some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom; comprises flagellates; ciliates; sporozoans; amoebas; foraminifers
ciliate, ciliated protozoan, ciliophoran - a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
Infusoria, subclass Infusoria - in some recent classifications, coextensive with the Ciliata: minute organisms found in decomposing infusions of organic matter
genus Paramecium - freshwater ciliate with an oval body and long deep oral groove
genus Tetrahymena - protozoa having four membranous ciliary organelles
genus Stentor - trumpet-shaped protozoa with a ciliated spiral feeding funnel
genus Vorticella - ciliated protozoans that have a goblet-shaped body with a retractile stalk
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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Phylogenetic reconstruction of hypotrichous ciliates (Protozoa, Ciliophora, Hypotrichida).
Bioinformatics studies have revealed TRP channels in the genomes of unicellular organisms including representatives of Choanoflagellata, Chlorophyta, Dictyostelia, Euglenozoa, Ciliophora, and Thecomonadea (Cai and Clapham, 2012; Arias-Darraz et al.
Phylogenetic position of the apostome ciliates (Phylum ciliophora, subclass Apostomatia) tested using small subunit rRNA gene sequences.
Also noteworthy is the high abundance of protozooplankton, especially Ciliophora (Codonellopsis schabi, Salpingella cf.
2006) (=Mastigamoeba invertens (Klebs, 1893)) Class Tubulinea 4 Arcella vulgaris P Bt (Ehrenberg, 1830) 5 Centropyxis aculeate P Bt (Ehrenberg) (Stein, 1857) 6 Dactylosphaerium P Bt polypodium (Ehrenberg) 7 Euglypha ciliate P Bt (Ehrenberg) (Leidy, 1879) 8 Saccamoeba limax P Bt (Page, 1969) Phylum-group Alveolata; Phylum Ciliophora Subphylum Ciliata Class Kinetophragminophora 9 Amphileptus anser Pr Pl, Bt (Ehrenberg, 1838) 10 A.