LM of a <em>Paramecium</em>, showing food vacuoles

LM of a <em>Paramecium</em>, showing food vacuoles

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Credit: RICHARD KIRBY, DAVID SPEARS LTD/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Light micrograph of the slipper-shaped, ciliate protozoan Paramecium sp., showing several green food vacuoles. The vacuoles contain the remains of the creature's last meal; Euglena sp. flagellate protozoans and a number of diatoms. Paramecium are common inhabitants of water & soil. They move by beating the fine hairs (cilia) which cover their bodies. Magnification unknown.

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Keywords: animal, ciliate, invertebrate, invertebrates, light micrograph, nature, paramecium sp., protozoa, protozoan, wildlife, zoology

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