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1. Paramecium
A genus of organism s belonging to the kingdom Protista , phylum Ciliophora -- the ciliates. They are single- cell ed, slipper-shaped and covered with cilia , which they use to move. They can move very fast. Other features of members of genus Paramecium include contractile and food vacuole s, a mouth near the center, and a pellicle covering the outer surface which helps it hold its slipper-shape. Paramecium is often studied in high school and college biology classes.

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