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How do ciliated protozoans obtain their food?

  1. Mar 22, 2016 #1
    I read this in a website
    "Paramecium has a cavity(gullet) that protrudes outside of the cell surface.The Co-ordinated movement of the rows of cilia causes the water laden with food to be steered into the gullet."
    Can someone elaborate on that ?
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  3. Mar 23, 2016 #2


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    Here is a neat video showing more detail about what happens: .
  4. Mar 23, 2016 #3
    That was useful.Thank you !
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