Ciliophora


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Ciliophora

 [sil″e-of´o-rah]
a subphylum of Protozoa, including two major groups, the ciliates and suctorians, and distinguished from the other subphyla by the presence of cilia at some stage in the existence of the member organisms.

Ci·li·oph·o·ra

(sil'ē-of'ō-ră),
A phylum of protozoa that includes the abundant free-living ciliates and the sessile suctorians; formerly classified as a subphylum of the phylum Protozoa.Synonym(s): ciliates, Ciliata
Synonym(s): Ciliata
[cilio- + G. phoros, bearing]

Ciliophora

/Cil·i·oph·o·ra/ (sil″e-of´ah-rah) a phylum of protozoa whose members possess cilia during some developmental stage and usually have two kinds of nuclei (a micro- and a macronucleus); it includes the Kinetofragminophorea, Oligohymenophorea, and Polyhymenophorea.

Ciliophora

a phylum of protozoa whose members, called ciliates, use cilia for locomotion and feeding.

Ciliophora

a very large subphylum of PROTOZOANS, including the Ciliata and Suctoria, that at some time during the life cycle possess cilia (see CILIUM and usually a micro- and meganucleus.

Ciliophora

a subphylum of Protozoa, including two major groups, the ciliates and suctorians, and distinguished from the other subphyla by the presence of cilia at some stage during the organism's life cycle.
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Tintinnids which belong to the group Ciliophora constitute a principal component of marine microzooplankton and are major consumers of nanoplankton in the pelagic food web.
Phylogenetic relationships of Blepharisma americanum and Colpoda inflata within the phylum Ciliophora inferred from complete small subunit rRNA sequences.
Phylogenetic relationships within the class Oligohymenophorea, phylum Ciliophora, inferred from the complete small subunit rRNA gene sequences of Colpidium campylum, Glaucoma chattoni, and Opisthonecta henneguyi.
Trichodinidae and other ciliophorans (Phylum Ciliophora In: Woo, P.