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Euglena Ehrenberg 1830

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Containing group: Euglenida
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Scientific Name Euglena gracilis
Comments These cells have been compressed, but the body is usually spindle-shaped. Although two flagella arise in a pocket within the cell only one emerges. The body can squirm, and the cell has many chloroplasts. At the anterior of the body a thin channel (flagellar canal) leads to the flagellar pocket, and alongside this is a contractile vacuole. A red eyespot or stigma is associated with the bottom of the flagellar canal. This image shows the nucleus (central).
Source Euglena gracilis
Source Collection Micro*scope
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Copyright © D. J. Patterson, L Amaral-Zettler, M. Peglar and T. Nerad
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