Tetrahymena (genus)
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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Play: Ciliates have a MOVE of 1

These unicellular protists use hair-like cilia for locomotion and feeding. They are important to biomedical research and have contributed to our understanding of many cellular and biochemical processes.

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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 in general shorter and present in much larger numbers, with a differentundulating pattern than flagella. Cilia occur in all members of the group (although the peculiar Suctoria only have them […] read more