Proterospongia (pro-terr-ow-sponge-ee-a) a collar flagellate (choanoflagellate), normally regarded as forming flat colonised, but in culture the capacity to form colonies can be lost, to leave cells indistinguishable from the solitary Monosiga. With apical flagellum and a collar, only the edge of which is seen as a dark line on either side of the flagellum. Phase contrast. This picture was taken by David Patterson, Linda Amaral Zettler, Mike Peglar and Tom Nerad from cultures and other materials maintained at the American Type Culture Collection during 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, L Amaral-Zettler, M. Peglar and T. Nerad, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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