A study of the soil flagellate Phalansterium solitarium Sandon 1924 with preliminary data on its ultrastructure
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Phalansterium solitarium Sandon 1924, a common soil flagellate, was isolated and aSandon 1924, a common soil flagellate, was isolated and a
clonal culture was examined using light and electron microscopy. The first preliminary
observations of its ultrastructure show that the cells of Ph. solitarium have the same
main characters as an earlier investigated species of the genus, Ph. digitatum Stein 1878,
including a collarlike structure surrounding the basis of the single emerging flagellum,
tubular cristae, a single basal body, surrounded by x, y and z zones with radiating
microtubules and a fibrillar rootlet associated with the dictyosome. In contrast to Ph.
digitatum, no spherules were seen either inside or outside the cell of Ph. solitarium.no spherules were seen either inside or outside the cell of . .
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
Key words: Phalansterium solitarium, soil flagellate, soil protozoa, ultrastructure, protists