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Mastax morphology under SEM and its usefulness in reconstructing rotifer phylogeny & systematics

  • G. I. Markevich
  • L. A. Kutikova
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Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 52)

Abstract

Scanning electron micrographs have been prepared of mastaxes of more than 120 species of rotifers. The basic directions of the evolutionary transformation of mastax sclerites and their significance for reconstructing rotifer phylogeny are illustrated.

Keywords

Biology Inland Water Evolutionary Transformation Rotifer Evolution Bdelloid Rotifer Scanning Electron Microscopy Method 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. I. Markevich
    • 1
  • L. A. Kutikova
    • 2
  1. 1.The Institute for the Biology Inland WatersUSSR Academy of SciencesBorokUSSR
  2. 2.The Zoological InstituteUSSR Academy of SciencesLeningradUSSR

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