Ventral view of the small scutociliate, Cyclidium glaucoma (Mueller, 1773). The infraciliature has been stained by the Klein-Foissner silver nitrate technique (see Foissner, W. Europ. J. Protistol.27,313-330;1991). The argyrome or silverline system is revealed. The denser longitudinal argentophilic lines are crossed by finer transverse bridging lines (seen best in the anterior 1/2 here). The reverse "J" shaped paraoral membrane is clearly seen. the line just medial to the paraoral membrane represents the three adoral membranelles. A short dense longitudinal line immediately posterior to the paraoral membrane represents the cytoproct (cell anus). Collected from stagnant freshwater rich in decomposing matter near Boise, Idaho, August 2004. Brightfield. This image was taken by William Bourland. He now uses a Zeiss Axioskop 2 with Spot Insight and Spot Flex CCD cameras (Diagnostic Instruments). Image copyright: William Bourland, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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