Heliozoa Acanthocystis

Heliozoa Acanthocystis

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Caption: Acanthocystis belongs to the class Heliozoa, or sun animalcules. Some species in this genus are called green sun animalcules because their bodies are coloured by harmless symbiotic green algae (zoochlorellae). Heliozoans feed in the same way as amoebas, by engulfing their prey.

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Keywords: acanthocystis, animal, biology, freshwater, freshwater microorganism, green sun animalcule, heliozoa, heliozoa acanthocystis, heliozoan, invertebrate, invertebrates, microorganism, microscopic, microscopy, nature, protozoa, protozoan, sun animalcule, symbiosis, symbiotic, symbiotic algae, symbiotic green algae, wildlife, zoochlorella, zoochlorellae, zoology

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