Phase contrast image of a cell showing the one long flagelum and thee short ones, cells from ATCC strain 50343. ATCC data on
this organism. This picture was taken by J. Cole and D. Patterson Image copyright: J. Cole and D. Patterson, image used under license.
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|Description of Percolomonas cosmopolitus: Obovate cell, 6-10microns long, with a ventral groove arising subapically and extending half the length of the cell. Four flagella insert subapically: one approximately twice the length of the cell, extending behind the cell, used for adhesion to substratum: three shorter flagella lie within the groove and are used to creat a current of water from which suspended particles are extracted. Nucleus anterior, with globular nucleolus. |