Trichodina parasite, light micrograph

Trichodina parasite, light micrograph

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Caption: Trichodina parasite. Differential interference contrast micrograph of Trichodina pediculus. This ciliate parasite lives on the skin, gills and mucous membranes of many aquatic animals. It adversely affects respiratory and ionic exchange at the gills by stimulating mucous production. Magnification: x200 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: animal, aquatic, biological, biology, cilia, ciliate, ciliate protist, cilium, ectocommensal, ectoparasite, fauna, freshwater, invertebrate, light micrograph, light microscope, microbiological, microbiology, nature, parasite, pond life, protist, protozoa, protozoan, single cell, single celled, single-cell, single-celled, trichodina pediculus, unicellular, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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