Paramecium

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Paramecium

Paramecium

Domain: Eukaryota Kingdom: Chromalveolata Phylum: Ciliophora Order: Peniculida Genus: Paramecium

-Unicellular ciliated protozoa -Widespread in freshwater and most marine environments -Among the 1st ciliates to be seen my microspisitis of the 17th centery -Feeds on bacteria algae and yeast -Reproduce asexually using binary fission

-Used to provide insight on human diseases and human experimentationthat would be deemed unethical and or unfeasible -Cleans ponds from bacteria and on the food chain of other living organisms

Diagram of Paramecium

-In a 2006 study scientist discovered they could be trained with a 6.5 volt electric shock to differentiate between brightness levels

https://www.boundless.com/biology/textbooks/boundless-biology-textbook/protists-23/groups-of-protists-147/chromalveolata-alveolates-581-11798/http://101science.com/paramecium.htmhttp://www.ruf.rice.edu/~bioslabs/studies/invertebrates/paramecium.html


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