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Dr. Richard Bräucker

Ciliates: Didinium

 

Didinium nasutum

 

egg-shaped (100-200 µm) with rostrum (snout) at anterior end; ciliation limited to 2 belts; rapid swimmer; predates on Paramecium, which is paralysed and taken up through the widely opend rostrum.

Graphic by Hans Machemer

 

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Last update: 28.12.2003