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Chilomonas

Chilomonas

The cryptomonads are a small group of flagellates, most of which have chloroplasts. They are common in freshwater, and also occur in marine and brackish habitats. Each cell is around 10-50 μm in size and flattened in shape, with an anterior groove or pocket. At the edge of the pocket there are typically two slightly unequal flagella.

Cryptomonads distinguished by the presence of characteristic extrusomes called ejectisomes, which consist of two connected spiral ribbons held under tension. If the cells are irritated either by mechanical, chemical or light stress, they discharge, propelling the cell in a zig-zag course away from the disturbance. Large ejectisomes, visible under the light microscope, are associated with the pocket; smaller ones occur elsewhere on the cell.

Cryptomonads have one or two chloroplasts, except for Chilomonas which has leucoplasts and Goniomonas which lacks plastids entirely.

Description Price SelectQuantity
Chilomonas - Class 12 $ 5.60
Chilomonas - Class 30 $ 6.20
Chilomonas - Class 60 $ 11.80
Chilomonas - Class 90 $ 16.50
Chilomonas - Class 120 $ 20.00
Chilomonas - Class 150 $ 24.00
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