Richard Allen has investigated the cytology of ciliate cells for over 40 years. In that time, he has been the source of many new insights into how ciliates are organized and how they, and many of the major component parts (such as food vacuoles and contractile vacuoles) work (currculum vitae)). Richard has now assembled many images on the internet. This collection within micro*scope serves to provide access to his website.
Fluorescent micrograph taken by M. Iwamoto. Image copyright M. Iwamoto, used with permission.