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Soft body morphology, dissection and slide-preparation of Ostracoda: a primer

Author(s): Namiotko Tadeusz | Danielopol Dan L. | Baltanás Angel

Journal: Joannea Geologie und Paläontologie
ISSN 1562-9449

Volume: 11;
Start page: 327;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Ostracoda | Dissection | Mounting | Staining | Appendages | Morphology.

Most commonly used techniques for treating ostracod soft body for taxonomical purposes with optical microscopy are described with emphasis on the order Podocopida. A variety of procedures for pre-treatment, storage, recovery of dried specimens, dissection, temporary and permanent mounting, and staining methods are presentedand evaluated. General morphology and terminology of the ostracod appendages are also summarised.
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