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
|Description of Podophrya fixa: Suctorian ciliate, 10-28 microns long. This species closely resembles P. maupasi in shape but there are more tentacles and the body is without a gelatinous covering. The stalk is transversely striated along its entire length. |