Species diversity of the Ciliates order Euplotida (Euplotidae, Aspidiscidae, Uronychiidae) in the fauna of Azerbaijan

Abstract : The article contains information about one of the most widespread and biologically significant groups of free-living ciliates, representatives of the order Euplotida. Currently, 56 species have been found in Azerbaijan, representatives of three families (Euplotidae, Aspidiscidae and Uronychiidae), belonging to the Euplotida order. The article provides brief morphoecological characteristics of the 14 most common and characteristic species of this order, illustrated with microphotographs of total preparations impregnated with silver nitrate and proteinate.
Keyword : Ciliates, species diversity, ecology, waters and soils, Azerbaijan
Author(s) : Alekperov, I. Kh.
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Published Issue : 2024 Vol. 19 Number 1

2024 Vol. 19 Number 1