Caption: Vorticella colony observed in municipal sewage treatment water. Protozoa like these, as well as bacteria, rotifers, nematodes and other microorganisms perform an important function by decomposing organic matter found in sewage water and helping remove contaminates during the aerobic treatment process. Recorded under Nomarski DIC with a horizontal field of view of approximately 800 microns.

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Keywords: aerobic, biology, cilia, ciliate, ciliated, ciliophora, close up, decompose, decomposer, decomposition, dic, differential interference contrast, eating, eukaryotic, feeding, flagella, flagellate, flagellum, freshwater organisms, invertebrate, micro organisms, microbes, microbiology, microscope, microscopic, nomarski, one cell, one-celled, protist, protista, protozoa, sewage, single cell, single-cell, swimming, treatment plant, vorticella, waste water, wastewater, water treatment, zoology

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Vorticella colony in wastewater

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