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Karyological study of three Monocelis-species, and description of a new species from the Mediterranean, Monocelis longistyla sp.n. (Monocelididae, Plathelminthes)
Martens, P.M.; Curini-Galletti, M.C. (1987). Karyological study of three Monocelis-species, and description of a new species from the Mediterranean, Monocelis longistyla sp.n. (Monocelididae, Plathelminthes). Microfauna Mar. 3: 297-308
In: Microfauna Marina. Fischer: Stuttgart; Jena; Lübeck; Ulm. ISSN 0176-3672, more
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Keywords
    Animal morphology; Karyology; New species; Monocelis longistyla Martens & Curini-Galletti, 1987 [WoRMS]; Mediterranean [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Martens, P.M.
  • Curini-Galletti, M.C.

Abstract
    Monocelis longistyla sp.n. from littoral sandy habitats of the Mediterranean is described. The karyotypes of Monocelis fusca, M. lineata and M. longistyla sp.n. were analysed. A basic karyotype for the genus Monocelis is postulated and its probable evolution from the basic karyotype of the family Monocelididae and within the genus is discussed. The karyotype of M. longistyla seems to have evolved from the basic Monocelis karyotype by pericentric inversions. However from the analysis of the karyotype in different populations of M. lineata the species appeared not to be homogeneous (European populations versus the Canadian population).

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