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Paramecium protozoa. Differential interference contrast micrograph of a Paramecium caudatum protozoan. This ciliate protozoan inhabits freshwater, where it feeds mainly on bacteria. It moves by beating its cilia, hair-like extensions that cover its body. Magnification: x230 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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