Soil ciliates of the Goygol National Park

Abstract

V.F. Mammadova*, L.R. Abdullayeva and V.M. Mammadov

We studied the diversity of soil ciliates in the Goygol National Park (Gygl National Park, Azerbaijan). Our samples were collected from the peripheral and central areas of the park. Analysis of our data proved that species diversity is significantly higher at the plots with minimum human impact. We registered 20 species of soil ciliates in the park area, two of them were found here for the first time - Amphisiella acuta Foissner, Agata, Berger, 1982 and Holostycha australis Blatterer et Foissner, 1988.

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