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Description of Paramecium aurelia

Ovoid or elongate in shape, both the anterior and posterior are rounded, 80-170 microns long. The oral groove is wide for most of its length. There is an ovoid macronucleus and two micronuclei pressed against the sides of the macronucleus. There are two contractile vacuoles with radial collecting canals.

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