Ingestion and Digestion in the Ciliate Pseudomicrothorax dubius

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Title
Ingestion and Digestion in the Ciliate Pseudomicrothorax dubius
Alternative Title
Nahrungsaufnahme und Verdauung bei dem Ciliaten Pseudomicrothorax dubius
Author
Contributors
Carl Ludwig (Kamera)
License
CC Attribution - NoDerivatives 3.0 Germany:
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IWF Signature
C 1401
Publisher
Release Date
1981
Language
English
Producer
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF)
Production Year
1980

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Abstract
This ciliate prefers the filamentous blue-green cyanobacteria Oscillatoria formosa as food. It ingests the filaments with its cytopharyngeal basket. The rigid cell walls of the cyanobacteria are dissolved rapidly by enzymes so that the ciliate can ingest large amounts of food in a short time. The structure and function of the cytopharyngeal basket are illustrated by electron micrographs and animated pictures.
Keywords enzymes biological membrane ingestion / Ciliata digestion / Ciliata cell biology Pseudomicrothorax dubius cyanobacteria Oscillatoria formosa
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