Low power image of a colony - thousands of cells in a common gelatinous matrix makes this branching spongy colony. Dark ground illumination. This image was taken and provided by D. J. Patterson. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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|Description of Spongomonas intestinalis: Gelatinous colony or common investing matrix forming irregular finger-like or convoluted masess, cells ovate or subglobose; flagella similar in length and character, twice the cell length, protruding for almost their entire length beyond the periphery of the colony; contractile vacuole single, lateral; nucleus spherical, subcentral. Length of cells 8.5 microns, diameter of thread-like matrix 102-203 microns. |