The morphology of two new flagellates of the genusMonocercomonoides travis, 1932 from insects in India

  • R. Krishnamurthy
  • Tayyaba Sultana


The morphology of two new species of flagellates, namelyMonocercomonoides marathwadensis n.sp., fromPeriplaneta americana andM. polyphagae n.sp., fromPolyphaga indica is described. The former species is characterised by the presence of four basal granules arranged in two groups of two each, a moderately long funis and a flexible axostyle of uneven thickness. The latter has two blepharoplasts, a short, thick and rod-like funis and a filamentous axostyle. The organisms measure 6·7–14·9 × 4·6–14·4μ (9·5 × 8·2μ) and 6·7–12·3 × 4·6–10·8 μ (8·6 × 7·2μ) respectively.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Krishnamurthy
    • 1
  • Tayyaba Sultana
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyMarathwada UniversityAurangabad

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