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Vorticella is a genus of bell-shaped ciliates that have stalks to attach themselves to substrates. The stalks have contractile myonemes, allowing them to pull the ...


As with the majority of peritrich ciliates, Vorticella has a bell-shaped body and attached to the substrate by means of a stalk. The stalk is contractile, there is an ...


Aug 7, 2010 ... The small subunit rRNA (SSrRNA) gene has proved crucial for distinguishing between Vorticella species. Because different species are ...


Vorticella: genus of the ciliate protozoan order Peritrichida, a bell-shaped or cylindrical organism with a conspicuous ring of cilia (hairlike processes) on the oral ...


Information about the vorticella with drawings and links to color images.


Many species of the genus Vorticella are common ciliates living in many types of aquatic habitats.


Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0). Acquired: 1996. Notes: Reference for: Vorticella. Publication(s):. Author(s)/Editor(s):. Publication Date:.


Vorticella. Vorticella, the classic peritrich, was also called the "bell animalcule" by early microscopists on account of its shape when fully extended (see diagram).

Oct 23, 2006 ... This clip shows the development and movement of food vacuoles very clearly.