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Table 1 Morphometric characteristics of Parasincirra sinica n. sp

From: Cell-division pattern and phylogenetic analyses of a new ciliate genus Parasincirra n. g. (Protista, Ciliophora, Hypotrichia), with a report of a new soil species, P. sinica n. sp. from northwest China

Charactera HT Min Max Mean M SD CV n
Body, length 105 81 152 119.7 115 18.3 15.3 25
Body, width 29 18 47 30.3 31 6.3 21.0 25
Body, length: width ratio 3.57 2.29 7.59 4.12 3.79 1.13 27.35 25
AZM, length 16 13 24 19.1 19 2.5 13.0 25
AZM, length: body length ratio 0.16 0.11 0.20 0.16 0.16 0.02 13.07 25
AZM, number 15 14 19 15.6 15 1.3 8.1 25
Paroral, length 15 8 16 12.4 12 2.4 19.3 15
Endoral, length 13 8 15 11.0 11 2.1 18.8 15
PBC, number 1 1 1 1.0 1 0 0 25
FVR, number 2 2 2 2.0 2 0 0 25
ACR, cirri number 4 4 4 4.0 4 0 0 25
Frontal cirri, number 3 3 3 3.0 3 0 0 25
Left marginal cirri, number 43 34 52 41.3 41 5.3 12.9 25
Right marginal cirri, number 39 34 53 41.2 39 5.2 12.6 25
Transverse cirri, number 3 2 4 3.1 3 0.5 16.0 25
Dorsal kineties, number 3 3 3 3.0 3 0 0 25
Dikinetids in DK1, number 10 10 17 12.5 12 2.3 18.7 15
Dikinetids in DK2, number 15 13 18 14.9 15 1.5 10.3 15
Dikinetids in DK3, number 16 11 18 14.5 14 2.2 15.0 15
Macronuclear nodules, number 4 2 6 4.1 4 0.7 16.2 25
Macronuclear nodule, average length 10 9 19 13.8 14 2.8 20.4 25
Macronuclear nodule, average width 5 4 10 6.0 6 1.2 20.4 25
Micronuclei, number 2 1 3 2.0 2 0.7 37.5 25
Micronuclear nodule, average length 4 2 4 2.9 3 0.4 14.5 25
Micronuclear nodule, average width 3 2 4 2.4 2 0.4 18.0 25
  1. ACR amphisiellid median cirral row, AZM adoral zone of membranelles, CV coefficient of variation in %, DK dorsal kineties, FVR frontoventral cirral row, HT holotype specimen, M median, Max maximum, Mean arithmetic mean, Min minimum, n sample size, PBC parabuccal cirri, SD standard deviation
  2. aAll data are based on protargol-stained specimens. Measurements in µm