Tokophrya, a stalked suctorian ciliate. Cells with a stalk but no lorica. Arms form groups (fascicles) at the anterior end. Commonly found among peritrich colonies in Lake Donghu, China. Phase contrast micrograph. This image was obtained by Feng Weisong, Gu Xiwen, Yang Jun and Miao Wei (of the Institute of Hydrobiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences) and David Patterson in the summer of 2002. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Lake Donghu, China
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