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Introduction[edit]. Vorticella is a genus of ciliates that has a stalk for attachment containing contractile myonemes, which pull the cell body against substrates.


The Vorticella is a protist (protozoan) and belongs to the Phyllum Ciliophora. It is a very interesting, stalked ciliate with an inverted bell shape. The stalk contains ...


Description of Vorticella. 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 ...


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 ...


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


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


May 17, 2013 ... Vorticella is a unicellular ciliated aquatic protist. Newly budded cells are free swimming, but in older organisms, the long stalk is usually ...


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

Oct 4, 2009 ... Vorticella is a single-celled creature, tethered by a long stalk to a piece of plant debris. The stalk periodically shortens with a characteristic jerk, ...