Cyrtolophosis mucicola as illustrated in Shen & Zhang (1990) Biomonitoring Techniques Using Freshwater Microbiota, China Architecture and Building Press. This image was taken with permission from Modern Biomonitoring Techniques Using Freshwater Microbiota written by Shen Yunfen, Zhang Zongshe and colleagues, and published by China Architecture and Building Press in 1990. Image copyright: China Architecture and Building Press, used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Protozoan biomonitors in China
|Description of Cyrtolophosis mucicola: Ciliate usually in mucous tube, cell about 18-40 x 9-15 microns, usually 20-30 x 9-11 microns, very flexible and about 30 % of length contractile. Body ellipsoidal to ovoid, unflattened, distinctly excavated by oral apparatus in anterior third. Individuals swimming for longer periods usually become fusiform, those being contracted or degenerating become stouter. Macronucleus near mid-body, globular. Contractile vacuole subterminal, that is, about one quarter of body length from posterior end. Extrusomes very small (|