Stentor coeruleus (GCA_001970955.1) Assembly and Gene Annotation
About Stentor coeruleus
Stentor coeruleus is a protist in the family Stentoridae which is characterized by being a very large ciliate that measures 0.5 to 2 millimetres when fully extended.
Stentor coeruleus specifically appears as a very large trumpet. It contains a macronucleus that looks like a string of beads that are contained within a ciliate that is blue to blue-green in color. Being that it has many myonemes, it has the ability to contract into a ball. It has the ability to swim while both fully extended or contracted.
Eating is accomplished using cilia that carry food into the ciliate's gullet.
General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.