Vorticella chlorellata

Jun
12
Posted by sonntag

Vorticella chlorellata

Individuals of Vorticella chlorellata posess a stalk with which they are attached to other plankton or debris. In this combination they are too large to be ingested by predators. The symbiotic algae (green) provide photosynthetic products to the ciliates and are able to synthesize UV sunscreen compounds (MAAs).

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