Vorticella campanula??

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Vorticella campanula??

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Is the following Vorticella campanula?

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Vorticella Campanula by Rogelio Moreno G., on Flickr

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Vorticella Campanula by Rogelio Moreno G., on Flickr

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Vorticella Campanula by Rogelio Moreno G., on Flickr

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Vorticella Campanula by Rogelio Moreno G., on Flickr

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Rogelio,

Very nice. I love the last one!

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Very, very nice!!

All great, first in my favorite.

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I can almost see the wavelike motion of their cilia. Beautifully done.

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brilliant, especially the last one.
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I agree with Litonotus, final one is mind-blowing. How did you get it positioned so well?

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Post by Bruce Taylor »

Fabulous pictures, Rogelio. I like the "top view," as well.

Certainly it has roughly the right body shape for V. campanula (baggy bell, cytoplasm full of granular matter, wide peristomial lip...although it lacks the slight constriction often seen under the lip). Looking at your pics on my laptop in a too-brightly-lit restaurant, I can't make out the shape of the macronucleus, which, in V. campanula, would be like a capital letter J, with a very long upper serif looped horizontally across the peristome (see Warren, 1986). It would also be helpful to know the size of the cell, the relative length of the stalk, and the appearance of the horizontal striations on the pellicle.

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All great. The last one is a real beauty for me

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Perfect images ! Beautiful.

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Thanks all for your comments.

Bruce, I will check if I have a picture that shows the macronucleus, I will post the length of the stalk and the size of the cell.

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wow...last one is impressive :lol:

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

David, I took a lot of pictures of that view of the cell, the posted was the best. I can say that to get that view you have to wait the cell come off the stalk and wait until the cell start to spin then you can take pictures with flash.

Arturo, thank you.

Bruce, the size of the cell is around 76x83 um and the stalk length is around 300 um. I think the following pictures show the macronucleus:

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Post by Bruce Taylor »

Hi Rogelio. That's in the size range for V. campanula, so your identification seems sound. And that "top view" really is astounding!

Here are some very useful (and freely available) guides to Vorticellids:

Warren, A. 1986. A revision of the genus Vorticella (Ciliophora: Peritrichida), Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology
Volume: 50 http://biostor.org/reference/39

Warren, A. 1987. A revision of the genus Pseudovorticella Foissner & Schiffmann, 1974 (Ciliophora: Peritrichida) http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page ... 3/mode/1up

Athough more than 25 years old, I think those are still the most comprehensive revisions of the group since Noland & Finlay, 1931. Both have good illustrations and formal descriptions of the species.

The older article is still useful, too, although the taxonomy has changed. It is behind JSTOR's paywall, but they seem to be trying out a new feature that enables users to log in and read certain items for free (and an eighty-two-year-old article certainly ought to be free!)

http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/3 ... 2033755103

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Bruce,

Thank you for the info.

Rogelio

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