Ciliado de agua de charca de la Facultad
No buccal cilliature and oral area boardered by active zone material (AZM). There was no uniform somatic ciliation that is well developed. Not trumpet shaped and not pigmented. The body was large and long.
Exhibited simple cilia, that were present at unencystated stages. Lacked buccal ciliature at the apical pole and lacked ventral cilia. Was larger than 100µm and had ciliate phygenal tube.
-light brown in color
-two large masses within (macronuclei?)
-proximal end comes to a point
-no movement detected
-movement aided by cilia
-specialized groups of cilia
-cilia not on a stalk
-swims with cirri
-other organisms attached to it
-tail-like structure at the proximal end
Protist extracted from Jackson Pond in Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Protist extracted from Jackson pond in Lookout Mountain, Georgia
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.