Infraciliature; Right side
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 Plagiopyla nasuta: Cells are 3.5 to 6 microns long and flattened. The cells are flexible with a bulbous motile snout. The snout, which contains a mouth, beats slowly. The anterior flagellum lies alongside the snout and is hard to see, and the trailing flagellum is about 2 to 2.7 times the cell length, and is acronematic. The cells consume attached bacteria. The cells move by gliding. Commonly observed. |