Paramecium most commonly eat algae and bacteria. Paramecium are able to take in food through the cytostome, or a microtubule groove or funnel. More »

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Paramecium have tiny hair-like structures, called cilia, around the outer edge of their cell that move back and forth in a whip-like fashion, allowing movement in water. Paramecium normally attach to the bottom of a body... More »

A paramecium eats through a mouth-like opening called a cytostome. This structure is a feeding groove found at the cell's surface in protozoans. A paramecium uses its cilia, which are hair-like projection, for movement a... More »

A paramecium eats through a mouth-like opening called a cytostome. This structure is a feeding groove found at the cell's surface in protozoans. A paramecium uses its cilia, which are hair-like projection, for movement a... More »

Humans cannot see, smell, or taste individual micro-organisms such as bacteria, protozoa and certain fungi and algae. Such living organisms are microscopic and too small to be seen without magnification instruments (they... More »

Examples of monerans include bacteria and blue-green algae. Bacteria are the most populous of all living organisms and critical to life on this planet. As decomposers, they break down organic matter and return the nutrie... More »

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Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, differ most prominently from other bacteria in that cyanobacteria possess chlorophyll A, while most bacteria do not contain chlorophyll. This gives them their characteristic... More »