33. Ciliates party

The 33rd chapter of the “Inhabitants of the microworld” series is called “Ciliates party”.

Ciliates are single celled organisms and voracious predators of bacteria. When dense populations of bacteria appear in the aquatic environment where ciliates live, they create extraordinary congregations removing bacteria at high speed. This role is fundamental in the maintaining of the ecosystem conditions that otherwise would be completely colonized by bacteria.

This is the 33rd chapter of a series that will bring to us a video per day during this confinement forced by COVID-19.

We hope that you enjoy this initiative, which gives access to a documentary series for free to the world, and you share it with everyone you think will possibly be interested.

Science into Images’s team.