## Results

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Property | Organism | Value | Units | ID | Details |
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Number of Symbiodinium cells within a M. dinoferus cell | Ciliate Maristentor dinoferus | 500 - 800 | Symbiodinium cells/M. dinoferus cell | 114540 | Esteban GF, Fenchel T... |

Average number of living cryptomonad cells harbored by ciliate | Ciliate spp. | 8 | cryptomonads/cell | 114545 | Esteban GF, Fenchel T... |

Fraction of rumen microbiome biomass that is ciliate protozoa | Cow Bos Taurus | ≤50 | % | 117087 | Wallace RJ et al., A... |

When deprived of food M. rubrum can multiply for | Ciliate Mesodinium rubrum | 3 - 4 | generations | 114544 | Esteban GF, Fenchel T... |

Concentration of freshwater ciliates in warm summers | Ciliate spp. | Euplotes daidaleos ≤2,500: Halteria viridis ≤700 | cells/ml | 114555 | Esteban GF, Fenchel T... |

Length above which bacteria Serratia liquefaciens cells cannot be consumed by ciliate Tetrahymena sp. | Bacteria Serratia liquefaciens | 15 | µm | 115627 | Young KD. The selective... |

Number of algae (Chlorogonium sp.) in a single cell | Ciliate Histiobalantium natans | ≤90 | algae/cell | 114556 | G.F. Esteban, K.J. Clarke... |

Number of Chlorella cells that can be harboured in the cytoplasm | Ciliate peritrich Ophrydium versatile | >1,200 | Chlorella cells/cytoplasm | 114548 | Esteban GF, Fenchel T... |

Power of swimming (mechanical work done per unit time) | Ciliate Paramecium caudatum | 3.4e-9 (0.004–0.09% of total energy expenditure) | J/hour | 110783 | Katsu-Kimura Y, Nakaya F... |

Standard metabolic rate (SMR) of a single cell | Ciliate Paramecium caudatum | 1.18E-06 | J/hour | 110787 | Katsu-Kimura Y, Nakaya F... |

Cell volume | Ciliate Tetrahymena pyriformis | 17067 | µm^3 | 114965 | William D. Taylor and... |

Number of genes (one of the gene-richest organisms) | Ciliate Paramecium tetraurelia | 40000 (Table - link) | unitless | 105796 | Aury JM, et al., Global... |

Data on DNA content, cell volume and minimum doubling time for twelve species of ciliates | Ciliate spp. | Table - link | N/A | 110493 | B. J. Shuter, J. E. Thomas... |

Total energy consumption | Ciliate Paramecium caudatum | 0.19e-9 – 4.4e–9 or (0.38e-5 – 8.8e–5J/hour/cell) | LO2/hour | 110781 | Katsu-Kimura Y, Nakaya F... |

Length of rumen ciliates | Ciliate spp. | ~20 - 200 | µm | 112829 | Yokoyama MG, Johnson... |

Time it takes a cell deprived of light and food to digest all its green endosymbionts | Ciliate Paramecium bursaria | ≤2 | months | 114549 | Esteban GF, Fenchel T... |

Fraction of energy used for swimming | Ciliate Paramecium caudatum | ~70 | % | 110784 | Katsu-Kimura Y, Nakaya F... |

Total power of beating cilia on the entire surface of a single cell | Ciliate Paramecium caudatum | 2.9E-07 | J/hour | 110790 | Katsu-Kimura Y, Nakaya F... |

Total energy expenditure and swimming power (Ps) | Ciliate Paramecium caudatum | total expenditure 4.02e–6 swimming power 2.84e–6 | J/hour | 110788 | Katsu-Kimura Y, Nakaya F... |

Swimming speed | Ciliate Paramecium tetraurelia | 140 to 470 | μm/sec | 108087 | Bonini NM, Nelson DL.... |