Ciliate protozoan, light micrograph

Ciliate protozoan, light micrograph

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Caption: Ciliate protozoan. Differential interference contrast micrograph of a Strombidium viride ciliate protozoan, showing the symbiotic green algae (Zoochlorellae, green) contained in vacuoles within. These protozoa use the algae to produce food for them through photosynthesis In return the algae gain protection from their host. Magnification: x230 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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