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Acineta

ACINETA (so named by C. G. Ehrenberg), a genus of suctorial Infusoria characterized by the possession of a stalk and cup-shaped sheath or theca for the body, and endogenous budding. O. Butschli has separated off the genus Metacineta (for A. mystacina), which reproduces by direct bud-fission.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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