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Breslauides Ciliate Protozoa
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Breslauides ciliate protozoa. Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a group of ciliate protozoa (Breslauides discoideus). These tiny single-celled organisms are found in water. They feed on bacteria and decaying organic matter, which they filter through membranelles in their primitive mouths, known as a buccal cavities (slits). The membranelles, rows of fused cilia (short microscopic hairs), are also used for locomotion.
July 15th, 2014
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