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Dr. Richard Bräucker

Ciliates: Paramecium


Paramecium caudatum


ellipsoidal (150-300 µm); swims in various freshwater and brackish habitats; locomotion by 5000 to 15000 independently motorized cilia; eats bacteria; sensitive to stimuli such as mechanical deformation, gravity, chemical compounds, light, temperature 
(applies also to species listed below).

Graphic by Hans Machemer


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Last update: 28.12.2003