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Vorticella is a genus of protozoa, with over 16 known species. They are stalked, inverted bell-shaped ciliates, placed among the peritrichs. Each cell has a ...

The Vorticella - Microscope


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

Vorticella | protist | Britannica.com


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 - MicrobeWiki


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

Vorticella - Overview - Encyclopedia of Life


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 ...

ITIS Standard Report Page: Vorticella


Go to Print Version. Vorticella Taxonomic Serial No.: 46497. (Download Help) Vorticella TSN 46497. Taxonomy and Nomenclature. Kingdom: Protozoa.

Protozoa: Ciliates: Peritrichs. An introduction with photomicrographs.


(See Colonial Ciliates, most of which are peritrichs). Vorticella. Vorticella, the classic peritrich, was also called the "bell animalcule" by early microscopists on ...

Mic-UK: The reproduction of vorticella


The "vorticella" are attractive, quite abundant organisms, and as with many species, most of them cosmopolitan. They are common and easy to observe (a ...

Vorticella (Protozoan) - Nikon MicroscopyU


This page is an index to digital videos of the protozoan Vorticella.

Vorticella - Encyclopedia of Life Sciences


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

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Q: How do vorticella eat?
A: Vorticella use their cilia to create a current of water (vortex) to direct food towards its mouth. Read More »
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Q: How does the vorticella reproduce?
A: The way Vorticella reproduces is asexually. They use binary fission and split in half. Read More »
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Q: What is the vorticella average size.
A: It ranges from 50 to 150 in micrometers, in length. Read More »
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Q: Where are vorticella found.
A: Vorticella's are usually found in freshwater environments. They are aquatic organisms that usually live in many clusters in the water. Read More »
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Q: What is vorticella's scientific name?
A: The Vorticella is a protist (protozoan) and belongs to the Phyllum Ciliophora. Read More »
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