The various fibers systems within Vorticella make it a good organism to address the various roles of centrins/spasmins within the contractile fiber and may yield insights into their mode of action.
Vorticella convallaria cells were grown in a bacteria-containing medium of boiled wheat grass according to the methods of Vacchiano et al.
The presence of peritrichous colonial ciliates identified as Epistylis and Vorticella
Association of Vorticella
(Peritrichida) and Planktonic Algae.
Phylogenetic relationships between Vorticella
convallaria and other species inferred from small subunit rRNA gene sequences.
alternans Claparede et Lachmann, 1859) were found to be very abundant from April to the beginning of May, when they started to be outnumbered by Vorticella
Spirostomum minus Roux, 1901, Frontonia leucas (Ehrenberg, 1833), Urocentrum turbo Ehrenberg, 1838, Stylonychia pustulata Muller, 1786 and Vorticella
2004) have reported 99% and 48% uptake of Zn2+ and Cr6+ by Vorticella
microstoma after 96 hrs from the medium, respectively.
They sampled colonies of Carchesium polypinum Linnaeus, 1758 and individuals of Vorticella
microstoma Ehrenberg, 1830 attached to transparent plastic films and found growth rates of 1.
The protozoans observed in the samples were Paramecium, Stylonychia, Euplotes, Chilodonella, Colpoda, Cyclidium, Metopus, Plagiopyla, Tachysoma, Tetrahymena, Vorticella
, Oxytricha, Spirostomum, Amoeba and Spathidium.