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Paramecium

 [par″ah-me´she-um]
a genus of ciliate protozoa.

paramecium

 [par″ah-me´she-um]
any organism of the genus Paramecium.

Paramecium

(par'ă-mē'shē-ŭm, -sē-ŭm),
An abundant genus of freshwater holotrichous ciliates, characteristically slipper-shaped and often large enough to be visible to the naked eye; commonly used for genetic and other studies.
[G. paramēkēs, rather long, fr. mēkos, length]

Paramecium

/Par·a·me·ci·um/ (-me´se-um) a genus of ciliate protozoa.

paramecium

/par·a·me·ci·um/ (-me´se-um) pl. parame´cia   an organism of the genus Paramecium.

paramecium

(păr′ə-mē′sē-əm, -shē-əm)
n. pl. parame·cia (-sē-ə, -shē-ə) or parame·ciums
Any of various slipper-shaped freshwater ciliate protozoans of the genus Paramecium, having an oral groove for feeding.

Par·a·me·ci·um

(par'ă-mē'sē-ŭm)
An abundant genus of freshwater holotrichous ciliates, characteristically slipper shaped and often large enough to be visible to the naked eye; commonly used for genetic and other studies.
[G. paramēkēs, rather long, fr. mēkos, length]
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Fig. 245 Paramecium . General structure.

Paramecium

a genus of freshwater PROTOZOAN, having an oval body covered with cilia and a ventral ciliated groove for feeding.

Paramecium

a genus of ciliate protozoa.
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Especially, the sibling species of the Paramecium aurelia complex have been intensively studied because of their complex genomics and as an example of species radiation (Coleman, 2005; Aury et al.
2], Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate; PLC, phospholipase C; Pt, Paramecium tetraurelia; RHC80267, O, O'-[l,6-Hexanediylbis,(iminocarbonyl)ldioxime cyclohexanone; RN1734, 2,4-Dichloro-N-isopropyl-N-(2-isopropylaminoethyl) benzenesulfonamide; RN 1747, 1-(4-Chloro-2-nitrophenyl)sulfonyl-4-benzylpiperazine; TMHMM, transmembrane helix prediction; TRP, transient receptor potential channel; U73122, l-[6-[((17P)-3-Methoxyestra-l,3,5[10]-trien-17-yl)amino]hexyl]-1 H-pyrrole-2,5-dione.
In the course of your career, you have been not only a drummer but also a vocal and a composer and you were also a member of the Macedonian cult band Leb i Sol, while together with your sons you are part of the band Paramecium.
2009) while the fibrillar mass fibers are composed of bundles of Sfi1-like proteins with bound centrin/spasmin proteins analogous to the contractile infraciliary lattice in Paramecium (Gogendeau et al.
An earlier RNA discovery, made using a single-cell organism like the paramecium we watched swimming around under our microscopes in biology class, won another Nobel Prize.
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The blunted needle of a syringe was then inserted into this drop, and, when a single paramecium had attached itself to the needle, the paramecium was transferred to the trough, which was on the stage of a second microscope.
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Paramecium is a classic example of a ciliated protozoa.
Dicho gen se encuentra en protozoarios como la Tetrahymenea y el Paramecium, asi como en las algas Chlamydomonas.