Terminology and nomenclature of protist cell surface structures

  • H. R. Preisig
  • O. R. Anderson
  • J. O. Corliss
  • Ø. Moestrup
  • Martha J. Powell
  • R. W. Roberson
  • R. Wetherbee


The use of a precise terminology is important to the unambiguous exchange of information in the multidisciplinary area of protistology. In this paper we attempt to establish clear definitions, give illustrations, and comment on the different terms used for cell surface structures of protists and related organisms.


Protists Algae Fungi Protozoa Cell surface structures Terminology Nomenclature 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. R. Preisig
    • 1
  • O. R. Anderson
    • 2
  • J. O. Corliss
    • 3
  • Ø. Moestrup
    • 4
  • Martha J. Powell
    • 5
  • R. W. Roberson
    • 6
  • R. Wetherbee
    • 7
  1. 1.Institut für Systematische BotanikUniversität ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Biological Oceanography, Lamont-Doherty Earth ObservatoryColumbia UniversityPalisadesNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.AlbuquerqueUSA
  4. 4.Botanical Institute, Department of Mycology and PhycologyUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  5. 5.Department of BotanyMiami UniversityOxfordUSA
  6. 6.Department of BotanyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  7. 7.School of BotanyUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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