Dimorpha (die-morph-a), the genus contains helioflagellates in which there are two flagella and in which the axonemes terminate on a microtubule organizing centre located near the front of the cell. This is the motile form. Phase contrast. This picture was taken by David Patterson, Linda Amaral Zettler, Mike Peglar and Tom Nerad from cultures and other materials maintained at the American Type Culture Collection during 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, L Amaral-Zettler, M. Peglar and T. Nerad, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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|Description of Dimorpha: Rounded body, with two flagella, axonemes of retractible axopodia insert on a body lying between the nucleus and the anterior pole of the cell. Type species, D. mutans Gruber, 1881. |