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Image of Phyllopharyngia

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Chlamydodon (clam-ee-doe-don), alga-eating hypostome ciliate, so called because the mouth opens on the ventral surface of the cell. Common in marine habitats. The mouth is used to ingest filamentous algae - and a separate series of images illustrates this process. Phase contrast.

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David Patterson, Linda Amaral Zettler and Virginia Edgcomb
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