Collected from Cumloden Swamp on June 20, 2002. This picture was taken by David Patterson and Aimlee Laderman of material collected from a freshwater Atantic white cedar swamp at Cumloden near Woods Hole in Massachusetts, USA in spring and summer, 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson and Aimlee Ladermann, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Cumloden, Massachusetts, USA
|Description of Stentor polymorphus: Elongate green heterotrich ciliate, the body is cylindrical for most of its length, which may attain 1-2 mm long. The peristome is wide but not greatly expanded. The macronucleus looks like a line of beads. No somatic bristles are present. Green colour comes from symbiotic zoochlorellae. |