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29 April 2010 - Plagioselmis taxa added to the Species Catalogue



A total of 11 nominal species or taxa below the species level of Plagioselmis have been added to the Species Catalogue:


Plagioselmis (11 taxa)


28 April 2010 - Heterotrophic taxa (Goniomonas, Chilomonas) added to the Species Catalogue



A total of 28 nominal species or taxa below the species level of heterotrophic cryptomonads have been added to the Species Catalogue:


Goniomonas (3 taxa)


Chilomonas (25 taxa)




24 April 2010 - Going live!



This website is now live although much of the material is still in the process of being mounted and structured. Your patience is greatly appreciated!


January 2010 - A sticky story of a marine cryptomonad ...



Recently, an interesting marine Goniomonas has been isolated and its complete small subunit rDNA sequence obtained. In the oral region of the cell a hitherto undocumented "sticky "granular area has been discovered, which is potentially involved in particle capture and feeding. The binding of the lectin wheat germ agglutinin to the granular area of cells with discharged ejectosomes shows that this novel feature has adhesive properties.


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