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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

(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.
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Sibling species within Paramecium jenningsi revealed by PCR-RFLP.
Relationships of new sibling species of Paramecium jenningsi based on sequences of the histone H4 gene fragment.
Electrophoretic karyotype polymorphism of sibling species of the Paramecium urelia complex.
Two species of the Paramecium urelia complex (Ciliophora, Protista) from the Black Sea region (Russia) with their RAPD-PCR fingerprints characteristics.
Relationships of species of the Paramecium urelia complex (Protozoa, Ph.
Electrokaryotypes of macronuclei of several Paramecium species.
Variability in secondary structure of 18S Ribosomal RNA as topological marker for identification of Paramecium species.
Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Paramecium inferred from small subunit rRNA gene sequences.