Stichotrich

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Stichotrichs
Oxytricha trifallax.jpg
Oxytricha trifallax
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Ciliophora
Class: Spirotrichea
Subclass: Stichotrichia
Small & Lynn 1985
Typical orders

Urostylida
Stichotrichida
Sporadotrichida
Plagiotomida

The stichotrichs are a group of ciliate protozoa, included among the spirotrichs. Like the hypotrichs, with which they were originally classified, they have body cilia fused into cirri, but these are mostly arranged into rows, running along the ventral surface or edges of the cell. Most stichotrichs are flattened and reasonably flexible. Stylonychia and Oxytricha are representative genera. Some evidence suggests that the hypotrichs may be paraphyletic to them, and that they in turn may be paraphyletic to the oligotrichs.

Genomics[edit]

The draft macronuclear genome of Oxytricha trifallax was published in 2013.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Oxytricha trifallax Macronuclear Genome: A Complex Eukaryotic Genome with 16,000 Tiny Chromosomes.

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