Data from: A tale of the ciliate tail: investigation into the adaptive significance of this sub-cellular structure

Brad J. Gemmell, Houshuo Jiang & Edward J. Buskey
Ciliates can form an important link between the microbial loop and higher trophic levels primarily through consumption by copepods. This high predation pressure has resulted in a number of ciliate species developing rapid escape swimming behaviour. Several species of these escaping ciliates also possess a long contractile tail for which the functionality remains unresolved. We use high-speed video, specialized optics and novel fluid visualization tools to evaluate the role of this contractile appendage in two...
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