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Fig. 5

From: New contributions to two ciliate genera (Ciliophora, Heterotrichea) based on morphological and molecular analyses, with description of a new Gruberia species

Fig. 5

Schematic drawings of Linostomella vorticella from life (ac, gi) and after protargol staining (df). a, Ventral view of a typical individual, arrow marks the fully expanded contractile vacuole. b, Ventral view of a squashed cell, arrows indicate the oval glabrous protuberance in the buccal cavity. c, Cortical granules distributed between the ciliary rows. d, e, Ventral (d) and dorsal (e) views to show the ciliary pattern, oral ciliature and macronucleus. f, Schematic drawing of the adoral membranelles and paroral membrane. g, To show the diastolic process of the contractile vacuole. h, Various individuals to show the different body shapes, ratios of buccal length to body length and distribution of macronuclear nodules. i, Left-lateral views of different individuals, arrows mark the depression at posterior end of body. Scale bars = 50 μm (a, gi), 95 μm (d, e)

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