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The Fascinating World of Amoebae
Glissomonadida Howe & Cavalier-Smith 2009, emend. Hess et al. 2013
Small (<15 µm), naked biflagellate cells, bacterivorous or algaevorous.

1. Viridiraptor Hess and Melkonian 2013
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Viridiraptor invadens Hess and Melkonian 2013

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Viridiraptor invadens has two reserve basal bodies. When a cell is ready to divide, it forms two new cilia which will move subsequently to the opposite end of the cell.
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Spirogyra infected by Viridiraptor invadens (left side) and Pseudospora parasitica Cienkowski 1858 (right side).