Stentor protozoan, light micrograph

Stentor protozoan, light micrograph

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Caption: Darkfield illumination light micrograph of a Stentor amethystinus heterotrich ciliate. This species contains endosymbiotic algae (Chlorella sp., green dots). S. amethystinus has a red-violet colour caused by stripes of purplish pigment granules between its ciliary rows. Around the rim of the cell (top) fused cilia form membranelles that beat to collect food. Magnification: x114 when printed 10 centimetres high.

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