cytostome


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mouth of a protozoan

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The cytostome occurred at the anterior part of the naked zone and led to a conspicuous cytopharynx (Fig.
Flagellum A filament that usually projects from the body of an organism; functions as an organelle of locomotion or when in the groove in the cytostome causes movement of fluid; flagella is plural.
Predatory morphs typically have enlarged cell sizes and a larger cytostome (the cellular equivalent of a mouth).
Contributing to this is a transformation in trophic modes with the reduction (in Spironucleus species) and loss (in species of Octomitus and Giardia) of a cytostome, necessary for the ingestion of bacterial prey.