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Bodo saltans ingesting bacteria

Bodo saltans is a free-living kinetoplastic bacterivore related to and predating pathogenic trypanosomes including T. brucei and Leishmania. This image shows a single cell ingesting two bacteria which it catches on the shorter of two flagella and directs to the flagellar pocket for endocytosis. This cell is just over 4 µm long excluding the two flagella. This image was produce…