This proenzyme is finally transported to the food vacuole
via endoplasmic reticulum/golgi system.
Inside a Tetrahymena, Salmonella is apparently able to cluster, unharmed, within the food vacuole
. After exposing Salmonella cells to a Tetrahymena for several hours, Brandl found that some vacuoles held as many as 50 Salmonella cells.
Protozoans engulf their prey and incorporate it into a food vacuole
within the cell where it is subjected to harsh chemical treatment involving digestive enzymes and acidic conditions.
malariae have a low rate of metabolism and hence reduced size and acidity of the food vacuoles
which is dependent on their metabolic rates.
Wood particles take about 24 hours to pass through lower termite gut (Breznak, 1982), most of that time being digested in food vacuoles
of hindgut flagellate protozoa.
Second, India ink, the typical food source in this lab exercise, causes differences in both number and size of food vacuoles
, which can confound results.
Organelles such as the oral groove, which is the groove leading to the mouth; the cilia, tiny hair-like projections that paramecia use to facilitate movement; and food vacuoles
, membrane-bound cavities that store and digest food, can all be observed.
(2) Bacteria are killed and broken down in the food vacuoles
, supplying protists with energy and nutrients.
The presence of green food vacuoles
inside the cells demonstrated that Z.
(1999) reported zebra mussel sperm cells within food vacuoles