Lateral view of the rare colorless heterotrophic flagellate, Paramastix conifera (Skuja, 1948). The cell is broadly pyriform to spherical with an anterior papilla surrounded by a wreath of flagella (seen in this image). There is a prominent spherical nucleus (seen here) and posterior contractile vacuole. Collected from a freshwater agricultural irrigation ditch near McCall, Idaho May 2005.Phase contrast. This image was taken by William Bourland. He now uses a Zeiss Axioskop 2 with Spot Insight and Spot Flex CCD cameras (Diagnostic Instruments). Image copyright: William Bourland, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere
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