Original paper

Taxonomic and ultrastructural studies of Trachelomonas Ehrenberg emend. Deflandre (Euglenophyta) from Slovakia

Wołowski, Konrad; Hindák, František

Nova Hedwigia Band 78 Heft 1-2 (2004), p. 179 - 207

published: Jan 1, 2004

DOI: 10.1127/0029-5035/2004/0078-0179

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Abstract

In samples collected from various habitats (rivers, fishponds, pools) in SW Slovakia (especially in the vicinity of Bratislava), several taxa of Trachelomonas were found. Using both light and scanning electron microscopy, 43 taxa (28 species) of Trachelomonas were identified, of which 31 taxa are new for Slovakia, and three taxa, Trachelomonas neotropica , T. flava and T. similis var. indica are new for the European flora. All 43 taxa found are briefly described and several details of the lorica ultrastructure are illustrated. Loricae of 27 taxa are documented by SEM, among which 8 are documented for the first time.

Keywords

euglenophyceaetrachelomonastaxonomyultrastructureslovakiabiogeography