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  1. Mastigophora.
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Origin of Flagellata

< New Latin, neuter plural of Latin flagellātus flagellate
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Historical Examples of flagellata

  • Others move about by means of one or more very fine lashes (like the flagellata).

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    Ernst Haeckel

  • The Flagellata are simple cells which live in fresh or salt water, either singly or united in colonies.

  • In some Flagellata reproduction by spores follows the conjugation of two individuals in a different stage of development.

  • These flagellata seem to have a rather marked tendency to form colonies.

  • The Flagellata are for the most part very minute; the Protomastigopoda rarely exceeding 20 μ in length.