Caption: Anchored in place by its foot, a rotifer feeds by beating the cilia that line its corona and which are used to draw in bacteria and algae cells. This specimen measures about 300 microns in length and was recorded under Nomarksi DIC.

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Keywords: alga, animal, aquatic, bacteria, beat, cilia, corona, crown, eat, feed, foot, freshwater, invertebrate, life, metazoa, micro, microscopic, multicellular, organism, plankton, pond, rotifer, rotor

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