ciliated protozoan


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Noun1.ciliated protozoan - a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
protozoan, protozoon - any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
Ciliata, Ciliophora, class Ciliata, class Ciliophora - class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle
infusorian - any member of the subclass Infusoria
paramecia, paramecium - any member of the genus Paramecium
tetrahymena - relative of the paramecium; often used in genetics research
stentor - any of several trumpet-shaped ciliate protozoans that are members of the genus Stentor
vorticella - any of various protozoa having a transparent goblet-shaped body with a retractile stalk
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Proliferation of Legionella pneumophila as an intracellular parasite of the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena pyriformis.
The aim of this study was to explore whether the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila promotes the transfer of plasmid-mediated quinolone-resistance (PMQR) genes in bacteria.
Samples of fermentation fluid for counting the ciliated protozoan population were collected in duplicates and were fixed with an equal volume of 8% formaldehyde.
Bacteria carrying a virus (a bacteriphage) that packs the Shiga toxin gene (Stx) may depend on it for protection from bacterial predators like the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena.
coli, a ciliated protozoan parasite, infects primates and pigs, and is the largest protozoan to infect humans.
Serological types among thirty-one strains of the ciliated protozoan, Tetrahymena pyriformis.
(Athens, GA) has patented a ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena which exemplifies a recombinant system for the expression of heterologous nucleic acids, preferably on the plasma membrane surface.