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Table 1 Morphometric characterisation of Heterogastrostyla salina nov. spec

From: The insights into the systematic relationship of Gastrostyla-affinitive genera, with report on a new saline soil ciliate genus and new species (Protozoa, Ciliophora)

Charactera Min Max Mean M SD CV n
Body length 95 130 111.5 115 9.2 8 25
Body width 35 55 44.8 45 4.5 10 25
Body length: width ratio 2.1 3.0 2.5 2.5 0.3 10.1 25
Paroral, length 20 25 23.6 25 2.3 9.2 25
Endoral, length 20 25 23.8 25 2.2 8.7 25
Adoral zone of membranelles, length 30 45 38.3 40 3.9 9.9 25
Adoral zone of membranelles, length: body length ratio 0.26 0.47 0.34 0.35 0.04 11.6 25
Adoral membranes, number 25 31 27.8 28 1.8 6.3 25
Frontal cirri, number 3 3 3.0 3 0.0 0.0 25
Buccal cirri, number 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 1.0 25
Frontoventral cirri, number 6 8 6.3 6 0.6 9.3 25
Postoral ventral cirri, number 4 5 4.0 4 0.2 5.0 25
Pretransverse ventral cirri, number 2 2 2.0 2 0.0 0.0 25
Transverse cirri, number 4 5 4.9 5 0.3 5.5 25
Right marginal cirri, number 21 31 27.0 27 2.3 8.7 25
Left marginal cirri, number 27 37 32.6 33 2.1 6.3 25
Dorsal kineties, number 3 3 3.0 3 0.0 0.0 25
Dorsomarginal row, number 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 1.0 25
Caudal cirri, number 3 3 3.0 3 0.0 0.0 25
Macronuclear nodules, number 2 2 2.0 2 0.0 0.0 25
Micronuclei, number 1 6 2.0 2 1.1 56.6 25
Anterior macronuclear nodule, length 20 30 23.4 24 3.0 12.6 25
Anterior macronuclear nodule, width 10 16 14.9 15 1.5 10.2 25
Micronuclei, length 3 5 4.1 4 0.9 21.7 25
Micronuclei, width 3 5 4.1 4 0.9 21.7 25
  1. aAll data are based on protargol-stained specimens.
  2. CV coefficient of variation in %, M median, Max maximum, Mean arithmetic mean, Min minimum, n number of cells measured, SD standard deviation. The length measurement are in microns.