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Rumen ciliate fauna of some Brazilian cattle: occurrence of several ciliates new to the rumen, including the cycloposthid Parentodinium africanum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3091816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Parentodinium africanum was observed in rumen contents of four Brazilian cattle and constituted 4.4, 0.9, less than 0.1, and 10.0% of the total ciliates. This appears to be the first observation of the family Cycloposthiidae in the rumen habitat. Blepharoconus krugerensis, previously observed in the intestines of the elephant, and an unknown species of ciliate with many characteristics similar to the family Paraisotrichidae were each observed in a single animal. A new subspecies, Diplodinium flabellum laterospinatum n. subsp., is also described. Total number of ciliates per ml of rumen contents ranged from 9.0 to 51.2 X 10(4) and included an overall total of 55 species and 4 subspecies.
B A Dehority
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of protozoology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0022-3921     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Protozool.     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-10-15     Completed Date:  1986-10-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985197R     Medline TA:  J Protozool     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  416-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cattle / parasitology*
Ciliophora / classification,  isolation & purification*
Rumen / parasitology*

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