Found in a rock moss. Length 136 µm.
Found in a rock moss. Length 200 µm.
Found on a rock moss. Length 190 µm.
Found on moss. Length 57 µm.
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Found in a moss. Length 110 µm. Phase contrast.
Found in a moss specimen. The larger specimen is 70 µm long. Phase contrast.
Found on a moss. Length 55 µm.
Found on a moss. Length 45 µm.
Protozoan found in moss
Microscope: 40x Objective
Illumination: Phase Contrast
The ciliates are a group of protozoans characterized by the presence of hair-like organelles called cilia, which are identical in structure to eukaryotic flagella, but typically shorter and present in much larger numbers with a different undulating pattern than flagella. Cilia occur in all members of the group (although the peculiar Suctoria only have them for part of the life-cycle) and are variously used in swimming, crawling, attachment, feeding, and sensation.