Length of rumen ciliates

Range ~20 - 200 µm
Organism Ciliate spp.
Reference Yokoyama MG, Johnson KA: Microbiology of the rumen andintestine. In The Ruminant Animal: Digestive Physiology and Nutrition, Edited by: Church DC. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Waveland Press1988: pp.125-144. p.130 left column
Comments P.130 left column: "Because most rumen ciliates are about 20-200µm in length, many can be seen with the naked eye, especially when they are allowed to sediment out of rumen fluid. All of the protozoa are strictly anaerobic."
Entered by Uri M
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