Schmidtea mediterranea Ciliated Cells (image) Stowers Institute for Medical Research Share Print E-Mail Caption Centrioles (shown in green) serve as anchor points for cilia (shown in red) -- tiny projections on the surface of cells that help move fluid and mucus around the brain, lung, eye and kidney and propel eggs down fallopian tubes. The freshwater planarian Schmidtea mediterranea use ciliated cells lining its pharynx (shown above) to ingest food. Credit Image: Courtesy of Dr. Juliette Azimzadeh, University of California, San Francisco Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.