Write a Short Note on Paramecium

Short Note on Paramecium




It is mostly found in pools and ponds.




It has slipper shaped body covered with small cilia.




Cilia act as oars in water and help to move paramecium.




It feed on algae, bacteria and other small protozoans. Cilia push the food in a canal called gullet.




  1. i) Two contractile vacuoles are present on both sides of the body for discharging of extra water.


  1. ii) Paramecium has two nuclei. First is large called mega. Second is small called micro.


iii) Mega nucleus is also called vegetative nucleus.


  1. iv) Micro nucleus is also called reproductive nucleus.





It is a unicellular organism but can show respond to intensity of light.


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