WAR of the MICROWORLDS
How do I kill Thee? Let me count the Ways! (# 25) click here for full list
25. Lagenidium (Chlamydomyzium) oviparasiticum: Biflagellate zoospores attack rotifer EGGS. Zoospores encyst on the rotifer egg, penetrate the 'shell', produce an endothallus that feeds on the contents and, at maturity, produced zoospores that are released to the exterior through evacuation tubes. Some thallus segments produce resting spores rather than oospores. For this reason, this and similar species were placed in Chlamydomyzium. But where do you place a species when you can't find either resting spores or oospores and are not even certain if it is one or the other? Molecular methods should solve the problem.