micro*scope
home
information
contact us
browse organisms
alphabetically
by classification
recent additions
browse collections
alphabetically
by concept
search
this site
glossary
classification
other sites
Microbes.info (web sites)
Protistiary
ICoMM
Microbial Life
Plankton*net AWI
Plankton*net Roscoff
tools
linkIT
for developers
web-services
user name
password


register
login details?


Spirostomum
portrait

Spirostomum (spire-owe-stow-mum) is a genus of heterotrich ciliates, and some species in this genus may extend up to 1 mm in length. With a line of membranelles leading from the anterior of the cell to the cytostome which is located about half way down the cell. Contractile. The dark central structure is the macronucleus Contractile vacuole at posterior end of cell. In habitats with low oxygen. Phase contrast.  This picture was taken by David Patterson and Aimlee Laderman of material collected from a freshwater Atantic white cedar swamp at Cumloden near Woods Hole in Massachusetts, USA in spring and summer, 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson and Aimlee Ladermann, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).

download the summary of this page as a pdf file download as pdf file
play the video file download large file
play the video file classification page
comment image

Spirostomum

From the collection Cumloden, Massachusetts, USA

No description of Spirostomum available.
Contact site management to have description written.


   Linkouts    more links
Spirostomum
websites

Spirostomum
images

Spirostomum
uBio portal

Spirostomum
Literature

Spirostomum
molecular data

Spirostomum
Ciliate Resource

Spirostomum
Cultures

Spirostomum
Tree of Life

Spirostomum
Cultures

Spirostomum
more in this site

Spirostomum
web sites

Spirostomum
Planktonic ciliates

Spirostomum
iSpecies

Spirostomum
Educational materials

Spirostomum
free encyclopaedia

Spirostomum
On-line store

Spirostomum
cultures

Spirostomum
images

Spirostomum
Discover Life

Spirostomum
books

  • linkout profiles
  • additional links - add new links

  • content certified linkouts

    NCBI

    ITIS

    microscope

    microscope

    microscope

    microscope

    microscope

    cu*star

    NZ





    Spirostomum in this collection



    Spirostomum

    portrait


    Spirostomum

    portrait

    Spirostomum in other collections



    Spirostomum minus
    , from Protozoan biomonitors in China


    Spirostomum caudatum
    , from Freshwater protists of ponds and sphagnum near Frankfurt, Germany


    Spirostomum ambiguum
    , from Quissett Pond


    Spirostomum ambiguum
    , from Protsville


    Spirostomum
    , from Protsville drawings of freshwater protists


    Spirostomum ambiguum
    , from Ciliates from Ehrenberg -- 1838


    Spirostomum ambiguum
    , from Ciliates from Ehrenberg -- 1838


    Spirostomum ambiguum
    , from Ciliates from Ehrenberg -- 1838


    Spirostomum caudatum
    , from Ciliates from Ehrenberg -- 1838


    Spirostomum caudatum
    , from Ciliates from Ehrenberg -- 1838


    Spirostomum ambiguum
    , from Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere


    Spirostomum ambiguum
    , from Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere


    Spirostomum ambiguum
    , from Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere


    Spirostomum ambiguum
    , from Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere


    Spirostomum minus
    , from Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere


    Spirostomum teres
    , from Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere


    Spirostomum loxodes
    , from Marine microbes from Idaho


    Spirostomum loxodes
    , from Marine microbes from Idaho


    Spirostomum caudatum
    , from Freshwater protists of ponds and sphagnum near Frankfurt, Germany


    Spirostomum loxodes
    , from Marine microbes from Idaho


    Spirostomum caudatum
    , from Freshwater protists of ponds and sphagnum near Frankfurt, Germany