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Synonyms for ciliate

a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell

of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell

of or relating to the human eyelash


having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections


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Two ciliate cells can meet, mingle genes and remain only two cells.
The following infectious agents were observed on slides: viruses (Viral gametocyte hypertrophy), Rickettsia/Chlamydia/Mycoplasma (rickettsia-like organisms, RLOs), ciliates (Ancistrocomidae) on the gills and in the stomach/intestine, xenomas (Sphenophrya-like ciliates), Sprague's Gregarines, Haplosporidium nelsoni (MSX), Nematopsis ostrearum, Turbellaria and Hexamita nelsoni, the average prevalences of each at each site are presented in Table 1.
The results revealed that the frequency of gene transfer between bacteria exposed to ciliates increased significantly (p < 0.
After considering all the experimental data obtained throughout the study, it appears that the ciliate protists used in our work is a material of choice for studies in toxicology and occupies a privileged position in aquatic ecosystems because it is one of the basic elements of food chain, hence the need for a deep study of the impact of pollution on our environment.
The most common taxa were nematodes, rotifers, ciliates, testate amoebae, and harpacticoids.
Ciliates Single-celled organisms with a complex internal structure that move by the beating of many short hair- like projections on the surface of the cell.
In both the 2010 and 1965 study, bacteria, flagellates, nematodes, and the smaller ciliates were not identified or counted.
Structure and seasonal dynamics of the protozoan community (heterotrophic flagellates, ciliates, amoeboid protozoa) in the plankton of a large river (river Danube, Hungary).
Testate amoebae and ciliates were enumerated by exhaustive examination of 3 ml (50 [micro]l subsamples per observation) of aqueous-suspended soil samples fixed with 2% TEM grade gfutaraldehyde and stained with Lugol's iodine (Anderson, 2008).
With special emphasis on the new unicellular microorganisms, contributors cover amoebae, apicomplexans, ciliates, flagellates, protozoan pathogens of major medical importance, protozoan biology and host response.
Baldock BM: Peritrich ciliates epizoic on larvae of Brachycentrus subnubilus (Trichoptera): importance in relation to the total protozoan population in streams.
The current paper partly aims to fulfill this gap of knowledge by studying the influence of peritrich ciliates as epibionts on mesozooplankton in the Gulf of Riga.