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Euglenoids have proteinaceous secondary cell covering and are extremely active, moving by means of a single flagellum.

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Maintain Euglena under moderate light in Pringsheim’s Soil Water supplemented with ¼ of a pea cotyledon or Algae Culture Medium (FB1820).

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Euglenoids have proteinaceous secondary cell covering called a pellicle, and most species possess pronounced eyespots (stigma). Products of photosynthesis are stored as the glucose polymer paramylon. Euglenoids have chlorophylls a and b. This extremely active organism moves by means of a single flagellum, also making it a flagellate. Popular for behavioral studies involving responses to light, temperature and pH (taxes). Also used for vitamn B12 assay.