Nassula species
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 2
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Play: Nassula has a MOVE of 1, and is considered a HETEROTROPH

Fact: Nassula possesses a basket like feeding apparatus which looks like a group of straight lines.

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Graphic by Keeling
Nassula is a genus of unicellular ciliate protists, belonging to the class Nassophorea. Like other members of the class, Nassula possesses a basket-like feeding apparatus (nasse, or cyrtos) made up of cytopharyngeal rods (nematodesmata), which are themselves composed of closely packed microtubules.[1][2][3] Nassula use this structure to ingest filamentous cyanobacteria, drawing individual strands of blue-green […] read more