- A genus of ciliates found in the digestive tract of vertebrates and invertebrates.
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Experiments with the cultivation of our three species of the genus Nyctotherus and of Balantidium entozoon and B. coli.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches
Louis M. Roth
Ichthyophthirius alone causes epidemics among Fishes, and Balantidium coli has been observed in intestinal disease in Man.