TAXONOMICAL STUDY OF THE RUMEN PROTOZOAN CILIATE ENTODINIUM CICULUM (DEHORITY, 1979)1 FROM STOMACH OF INDIAN CATTLE (BOS INDICUS)S.A. KULKARNI AND H.S. KSHIRSAGAR
Entodinium ciculum is described for the first time from rumen of cattle in India as a first host record. Morphology of the species is described. Its body measurements, frequency distribution and variation of characters are recorded. Critical comments are made on its specific identity. The observations are based on a study of 50 specimens taken at random from different samples. Entodinium is found to be the most predominant genus among the rumen ciliates.
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