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Vorticella convallaria

Index Vorticella convallaria

Vorticella convallaria is a species of ciliates. [1]

15 relations: Alveolate, Carl Linnaeus, Ciliate, Endoplasm, Eukaryote, Helix, Micrometre, Oligohymenophorea, Peristome, Peritrich, SAR supergroup, Sessilida, Type species, Vorticella, Vorticella campanula.


The alveolates (meaning "with cavities") are a group of protists, considered a major clade and superphylum within Eukarya, and are also called Alveolata.

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Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von LinnéBlunt (2004), p. 171.

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The ciliates are a group of protozoans characterized by the presence of hair-like organelles called cilia, which are identical in structure to eukaryotic flagella, but are in general shorter and present in much larger numbers, with a different undulating pattern than flagella.

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Endoplasm generally refers to the inner (often granulated), dense part of a cell's cytoplasm.

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Eukaryotes are organisms whose cells have a nucleus enclosed within membranes, unlike Prokaryotes (Bacteria and other Archaea).

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A helix, plural helixes or helices, is a type of smooth space curve, i.e. a curve in three-dimensional space.

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The micrometre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI symbol: μm) or micrometer (American spelling), also commonly known as a micron, is an SI derived unit of length equaling (SI standard prefix "micro-".

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The Oligohymenophorea are a large class of ciliates.

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Peristome (from the Greek peri, meaning 'around' or 'about', and stoma, 'mouth') is an anatomical feature that surrounds an opening to an organ or structure.

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The peritrichs (Latin: Peritrichia) are a large and distinctive group of ciliates.

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SAR supergroup

Sar or Harosa (informally the SAR supergroup) is a clade that includes stramenopiles (heterokonts), alveolates, and Rhizaria.

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Sessilida is the largest order of the peritrich ciliates.

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Type species

In zoological nomenclature, a type species (species typica) is the species name with which the name of a genus or subgenus is considered to be permanently taxonomically associated, i.e., the species that contains the biological type specimen(s).

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Vorticella is a genus of bell-shaped ciliates that have stalks to attach themselves to substrates.

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Vorticella campanula

The protozoon Vorticella campanula is found in freshwater ponds, lakes, rivers, and streams with aquatic vegetation.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vorticella_convallaria

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