Image of the Week - April 27, 2015
CIL:38935 - http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/38935
Description: Side view of Vaginicola, a single-celled creature found in pond water. The cell (green in the bottom image) secretes and lives within a protective casing called a lorica into which it can contract. The cell is attached to the bottom of the lorica and has hair-like cilia at the end, which it uses for feeding.
Author: David Furness
Licensing: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 UK)