Ciliates are protozoa that use long hairs called cilia to swim and control movement in the water. The three green protozoa on the left side of the picture are flagellates. Flagellates are typically smaller than ciliates and travel using only one or two long whip-like tails. When protozoa eat bacteria, they release the nutrients held in the bacterial cells back into the soil in a form plants can use. This makes protozoa very important members of a healthy soil food web.
I hope that my artwork can help bring people a little bit closer to the invisible world of microbiology that we depend on for so much.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.