trophont and cysts
Spathidium (spa-thid-ee-um) is a predatory ciliate. The front end looks as if it is flattened, this is the mouth. Immediately inside the mouth are short extrusomes which are used to kill and capture food. May form cysts. Differential interference contrast.
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