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Tetrahymena
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Tetrahymena (tet-ra-high-men-a) is an oligohymenophoran ciliate. There are cilia in about 20 kineties (rows) over the body and which are used for cell locomotion. There is also a group of three membranelles and an undulating membrane around the cytostome (upper left), and these are the buccal or oral cilia and are used in food capture. In nature often associated with damaged animals or dead tissue, may eat bacteria. Widely used in laboratory studies, and axenic (bacteria-free) cultures are maintained within high protein medium. This cell is slightly compressed. 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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    , from Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere


    Tetrahymena pyriformis
    , from Protozoan biomonitors in China


    Tetrahymena
    , from Anaerobic and micro-aerophilic protozoa


    Tetrahymena pyriformis
    , from Images of Richard Allen


    Tetrahymena pyriformis
    , from Protsville


    Tetrahymena pyriformis
    , from Protsville


    Tetrahymena pyriformis
    , from Protsville


    Tetrahymena
    , from Protsville drawings of freshwater protists


    Tetrahymena pyriformis
    , from Images from Schewiakoff, 1889


    Tetrahymena pyriformis
    , from Images from Schewiakoff, 1889


    Tetrahymena patula
    , from Ciliates from Ehrenberg -- 1838


    Tetrahymena patula
    , from Ciliates from Ehrenberg -- 1838


    Tetrahymena patula
    , from Ciliates from Ehrenberg -- 1838


    Tetrahymena patula
    , from Ciliates from Ehrenberg -- 1838


    Tetrahymena patula
    , from Ciliates from Ehrenberg -- 1838


    Tetrahymena patula
    , from Ciliates from Ehrenberg -- 1838


    Tetrahymena pyriformis
    , from Ciliates from Ehrenberg -- 1838


    Tetrahymena pyriformis
    , from Ciliates from Ehrenberg -- 1838


    Tetrahymena pyriformis
    , from Ciliates from Ehrenberg -- 1838


    Tetrahymena pyriformis
    , from Ciliates from Ehrenberg -- 1838


    Tetrahymena pyriformis complex
    , from Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere


    Tetrahymena pyriformis complex
    , from Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere


    Tetrahymena pyriformis complex
    , from Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere


    Tetrahymena
    , from Lake Toolik, Arctic Alaska


    Tetrahymena pyriformis complex
    , from Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere


    Tetrahymena
    , from Lake Toolik, Arctic Alaska


    Tetrahymena
    , from Pitcher Plants, Florida, USA