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ciliate

 [sil´e-āt]
1. having cilia.
2. any individual of the Ciliata.
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ciliate

(sĭl′ē-ĭt, -āt′)
adj.
Ciliated.
n.
Any of various protozoans of the phylum Ciliophora, characterized by numerous cilia.

cil′i·a′tion n.
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ciliate

any member of the class Ciliata in older classifications (usually placed in the subphylum Ciliophora), members of which possess cilia (see CILIUM during some part of the life cycle for locomotion and/or food capture. In more modern classifications ciliates are given kingdom-equivalent status. See CLASSIFICATION. Ciliates are said to be the most specialized of the protozoans and have various organelles to perform particular processes. There are more than 5500 species and they are common in both fresh and salt water.
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Molecular characterization of ciliate diversity in stream biofilms.
Structure and coiling of the stalk in the peritrich ciliates Vorticella and Carchesium.
Ciliates move by means of cilia allowing them to rotate and move forward and backward.
Effects of the epizoic ciliate Epistylis daphinae, on growth, reproduction and mortality of Boeckella triarticulata (Thompson) (Copepoda: Calanoida).
Head with epistoma feebly convex on disc, finely microreticulate, distally confusedly rugose, on disc finely, sparsely and regularly punctured; clypeus subtruncate anteriorly, widely rounded laterally, thickly bordered, the edge feebly upturned and sparsely, rather shortely ciliate laterally; genae subauriculate, obtusely rounded, sparsely elongately ciliate, distinctly protruding more than eyes; frontal suture distinctly impressed; front distinctly regularly punctured.
Very young petiole (rachis) explants exhibited higher regeneration potential in Toona ciliate compared to leaf explants (unpublished data); regeneration efficiency was found to be highly dependent on callus type.
Rumen ciliate protozoa have been known to have fibrolytic activity [23], and the fungi in the rumen have also been considered to produce fibrolytic enzymes [26].
We recorded 48 ciliate morphospecies from the sediment samples taken from Jose Pereira stream (Figure 1).
In Mexico however; the records on protozoan parasites are specific for parasites ciliates, and they are limited to Trichodina symmetrica in Sarotherodon hornorum Trewavas, 1966 and cultured O.
In vitro methane formation and carbohydrate fermentation by rumen microbes as influenced by selected rumen ciliate species.
The methanogens found both attached and inside ciliate protozoal cells have been estimated to contribute between 9 % and 37 % of the rumen methanogenesis (Finlay et al., 1994; Newbold et al., 1995a).