Vorticella microstoma 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 Vorticella microstoma: Sessile peritrich ciliate, 35-120 um in length. Urn-shaped, broadest in the middle, narrowing at the ends. Pellicle finely annulated. One contractile vacuole near buccal cavity, macronucleus a band. Stalk very slender, 2 to 6 times the length of the body. Common, in standing water and soil. |