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Choanocyte
also called "collar cells" and has 2 more synonyms

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  1. are cells that line the interior of Asconoid sponges that contain a central flagellum surrounded by a collar of microvilli

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  2. the closest family member to the free-living ancestor called choanoflagellate

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  3. The flagellae beat regularly, creating a water flow across the microvilli which can then filter nutrients and other food from the water taken from the collar of the sponge

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  4. Food particles are then phagocytosed by the cell

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  5. line the radial canals in syconoid sponges and form chambers in leuconoid sponges

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