This DIC image is of cells from ATCC strain 50091. Image taken in April 2006. ATCC data on
this organism. Image taken by J. Cole and D. Patterson. Image copyright J. Cole and D. Patterson. Image used under license.
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|Description of Caecitellus parvulus: Cells are 2 to 4.5 microns long and somewhat triangular or rounded. There is a mouth that protrudes on the right ventral side of the cell. The cells have two flagella; the acronematic anterior flagellum beats slowly and stiffly with a small excursion, and inserts apically. It is slightly longer than the cell length. The non-acronematic posterior flagellum is about 2.3 to 3 times the cell length, emerges from the ventral face of the cell and trails under the body. The cells move slowly by gliding with the anterior flagellum in close contact with the substrate. |