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Darbyshirella terrestris
D. terrestris, after Berney et al., 2015

Darbyshirella terrestris  Berney, Bass & Geisen, 2015

Diagnosis: Non-marine, with morphological characteristics of the genus. Usually above 600 um in length. Cell body often narrower than 2 um, more condensed parts up to 30 µm. Cysts with two clearly separate walls, spherical, oval or bean-shaped, varying between 10–40 µm in diameter.

Ecology: Mainly bacterivorous, but some cells may ingest small eukaryotes. Type location: high altitude (4149 m) meadow soil, Mila Mountain, Tibet.

Remarks: SSU rDNA sequence of the type strain: GenBank accession number KP864087.

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