An interactive image-based key to gymnamoebae (Rhizopoda,
Gymnamoebia) is now availiable via internet on the following address:
Current version of the key includes data on all systematically
valid species of the family Thecamoebidae and is illustrated with 240
microphotographs, TEM photographs and line drawings. Original species
descriptions and references to all corresponding literature complete
the information on every species.
This original key is elaborated basing on newly developed
"Conception of the morphotypes of gymnamoebae" (Smirnov A.V. & Goodkov
A.V. Illustrated list of the basic morphotypes of gymnamoebae.
European Journal of Protistology, 1998, in press).
This key will permanently exist in the Internet. It could be
reffered in publications as a source of identification, if necessary.
The key is organized as a system of HTML-pages guided with
embedded Java-Script scenarious and could be accessed using Netscape
Navigator 3.0 or above. It is very simple in use. There is an extended
help system, which will introduce you into the organisation and
operation of the key.
The elaboration of the current version was supported with the
RBFR grant 96-04-50858.
Dr. Andrew V. Goodkov
Biological Research Institute of e-mail: good at good.usr.pu.ru
St.Petersburg State University, fax: +7 812 4277310
Oranienbaumskoye sch.2, fidonet: 2:5030/421.99