(= Paramoecium)
Genus of ciliate protozoans. The "slipper animalcule" is cigar-shaped, covered in rows of cilia and about 250 m m long. Free-swimming, common in freshwater ponds: feeds on bacteria and other particles. Reproduces asexually by binary fission, and sexually by conjugation involving the exchange of micronuclei. See kappa particle.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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