Rotifer worm, light micrograph

Rotifer worm, light micrograph

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Caption: Rotifer worm. Light micrograph of an unidentified rotifer worm (phylum Rotifera). This is a free- swimming, aquatic micro-organism. The head (upper centre) possesses many hair-like cilia (not clearly seen) which surround the mouth. These are used for catching food particles suspended in the water. Dark field illumination. Magnification unknown.

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Keywords: animal, biology, ciliated, dark field illumination, free-swimming, invertebrate, invertebrates, light micrograph, microbiology, motile, nature, plankton, planktonic, rotifer, rotifera, wildlife, worm, zoology

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