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Caption: Paramecium dividing. Light microscope footage of a ciliate protozoan (Paramecium caudatum) undergoing binary fission. This is a form of asexual reproduction where the cell divides into two identical daughter cells. Paramecium are abundant in water and soil. They move by the rhythmic beating of many hair-like cilia, and feed mainly on bacteria.

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Paramecium dividing, light microscopy

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