Title
**Pourriotia carcharodonta**, a rotifier parasitic on **Vaucheria** (Xanthophyceae) causing taxonomic problems **Pourriotia carcharodonta**, a rotifier parasitic on **Vaucheria** (Xanthophyceae) causing taxonomic problems
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Biology
Publication type
article
Publication
Paris ,
Subject
Biology
Source (journal)
Bulletin de la Société zoologique de France. - Paris
Volume/pages
134(2010) :3/4 , p. 195-202
ISSN
0037-962X
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Pourriotia carcharodonta De Smet, 2003 was found to parasitize Vaucheria geminata (Vaucher) de Candolle, 1805, the cells of which form galls around the rotifer. The mature gall has a characteristic inverted-conical shape, bearing 36 lateral projections at its apical side. The development of the gall is presented. Comparison of the trophi of P. carcharodonta and Proales werneckii (Ehrbg., 1834), using scanning electron microscopy, proves that the latter should be reallocated to the genus Pourriotia. In view of the different gall types reported in Vaucheria spp., it is to be expected that still more species belonging to the genus Pourriotia await description.
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