Breslauides ciliate protozoan, SEM

Breslauides ciliate protozoan, SEM

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Caption: Breslauides ciliate protozoan. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a ciliate protozoan (Breslauides sp.). This tiny single-celled organism is found in water. It feeds on bacteria and decaying organic matter, which it filters through membranelles in its primitive mouth, known as a buccal cavity (bottom right). The membranelles, rows of fused cilia (short microscopic hairs), are also used for locomotion.

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