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MONTESSORI BIOLOGY : Phylum Ciliophora


Phylum Ciliophora

 Ciliophyra are mostly unicellular,
though there are some ciliphora
 which are multicellualr. Typical of the
ciliophora are the cilia, which are movable,
short flagella-like structures which cover
the body of the ciliophora. Food is
bacteria or dissolved nutrients. 

 Ciliophora have a large nucleus called
macronucleus and a small nucleus
called micronucleus. There are
often several macronuclei and
micronuclei in a ciliophora cell.

Cilium : eyelash or lower eyelid (Greek)
Phorein : to bear (Greek)

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