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Bodo (Boe-dough) designis Skuja, 1948. Cell outline is usually elliptical. Cells are 4 to 7 microns long with two unequal flagella emerging from a subapical pocket and are somewhat flexible. The anterior flagellum is about the length of the cell or slightly shorter and curves back over the rostrum. The anterior flagellum wraps around the anterior part of the cell and the mouth is pressed against food particles when the cell is feeding. The acronematic posterior flagellum is about 2 - 4 times the length of the cell and has a sinuous profile in swimming cells. The cells rotate around their longitudinal axes when swimming. The nucleus is located near the middle of the cell. Commonly observed. This picture was taken by Won Je Lee using conventional photographic film using a Zeiss Axiophot microscope of material collected in marine sediments of Botany Bay (Sydney, Australia). The image description refers to material from Botany Bay. Image copyright: Won Je Lee, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Heterotrophic flagellates of Botany Bay, Sydney, Australia
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