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First Record of Two Marine Planktonic Ciliates Rimostrombidium orientale and R. veniliae (Ciliophora: Choreotrichida) from Korea

  • Lee, Kyu-Chul;Choi, Joong-Ki;Kim, Sun-Young;Yang, Eun-Jin
    • Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity
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    • v.22 no.2
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    • pp.217-221
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    • 2006
  • Two marine planktonic ciliates are investigated by using protargol impregnated techniques. These are Rimostrombidium orientale Song and Bradbury, 1998 and R. veniliae Montagnes and Taylor, 1994. Both species are new to Korean waters.

New Record of Two Oligohymenophorean Ciliates (Protozoa: Ciliophora) from Korea

  • Jung, Jae-Ho
    • Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity
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    • v.37 no.4
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    • pp.280-286
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    • 2021
  • During a field survey on Korean coastal marine waters, two ciliates belonging to the genera Pseudovorticella Foissner & Schiffmann, 1975 and Frontonia Ehrenberg, 1838 in the class Oligohymenophorea de Puytorac et al., 1974, were collected. Even though the two genera are very common in the aquatic ecosystems, they had been superficially studied in Korean habitats. Using the observation of living cells and specimens impregnated by protargol, silver carbonate, and silver nitrate, two newly recorded ciliate are identified as P. paramarina Sun, Ji, Warren & Song, 2009 and F. ocularis Bullington, 1939. A brief diagnosis, remark, and comprehensive micrographs are provided for each species.

New Record of Two Marine Ciliates (Ciliophora: Spirotrichea) in South Korea

  • Kim, Kang-San;Jung, Jae-Ho;Min, Gi-Sik
    • Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity
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    • v.29 no.2
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    • pp.144-151
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    • 2013
  • Two marine hypotrichous ciliates, Anteholosticha petzi and Ponturostyla enigmatica, were collected from the Yellow Sea and the Korea Strait, respectively, and described using live observation and protargol-impregnated specimens. Furthermore, the nuclear small subunit ribosomal RNA gene of each was sequenced and compared to previously annotated sequences retrieved from the GenBank. Anteholosticha petzi is characterized by 3 frontal cirri (FC), 2 frontoterminal cirri (FTC), 8-12 transverse cirri (TC), 1 buccal cirrus (BC), 9-12 midventral pairs (MP), 3 bipolar dorsal kineties (DK), and 3 types of colorless cortical granules. Ponturostyla enigmatica is characterized by 8 FC, 5 ventral cirri (VC), 5-7 TC, 6-7 marginal rows (MR) on each side, 4 complete and 2-3 partial DK, and greenish cortical granules. This is the first identification and description of these 2 species, A. petzi and P. enigmatica, in South Korea.

Redescription of Two Marine Ciliates (Ciliophora: Urostylida: Pseudokeronopsidae), Pseudokeronopsis carnea and Uroleptopsis citrina, from Korea

  • Baek, Ye-Seul;Jung, Jae-Ho;Min, Gi-Sik
    • Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity
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    • v.27 no.3
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    • pp.220-227
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    • 2011
  • The morphology of the two marine urostyloid ciliates, Pseudokeronopsis carnea (Cohn, 1866) and Uroleptopsis citrina Kahl, 1932, in the family Pseudokeronopsidae, collected from the Yellow Sea, and the East Sea, Korea, respectively, were studied using live observation and protargol impregnation. Additionally, the small subunit ribosomal RNA (SSU rRNA) gene was sequenced. These two species are firstly recorded in Korea. The main diagnostic key is as follows. Pseudokeronopsis carnea: body outline elongate-elliptical, brown-reddish or orange-red in colour in vivo; bicorona of 16-24 frontal cirri; one buccal and two frontoterminal cirri; 7-10 transverse cirri; 5-7 dorsal kineties; two types of cortical granules (one orange-red pigment, mainly grouped around cirri and dorsal bristles, arranged in typical rubra-pattern; the other, colourless and blood-cell-shaped, and densely distributed); contractile vacuole in the posterior half of the cell on the left side, usually in posterior 1/3-2/5. Uroleptopsis citrina: body outline elongate-elliptical, lemon-yellow in colour in vivo; two types of cortical granules (one yellow pigment; the other, blood-cell-shaped, densely distributed); bicorona of 12-18 frontal cirri; 2-3 frontoterminal cirri; two midventral rows comprising 26-35 cirri (consisting of anterior paired cirri, non-paired single cirri, and posterior paired cirri); three dorsal kineties. In addition, the SSU rRNA sequences of the two species were compared with public database of these species and consequently, showed high similarity.