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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.


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 ...


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


Aug 7, 2010 ... Vorticella spp. Dennis Kunkel Microscopy Inc. A Vorticella. Numbered ticks are 20 µM apart. Photograph by Bob Blaylock. A bunch of Vorticella.


May 24, 2011 ... Vorticella: genus of the ciliate protozoan order Peritrichida, a bell-shaped or cylindrical organism with a conspicuous ring of cilia (hairlike ...


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


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 ...


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