Volvox green algae, light micrograph

Volvox green algae, light micrograph

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Caption: Volvox algae. Light micrograph of the surface of a colony of the freshwater green alga Volvox sp. The colony is a hollow sphere made up from thousands of cells connected by cytoplasmic threads and arranged in a single layer. Each cell has two flagella, which point outwards, and are used for locomotion. Each cell also contains a green chloroplast and a red eyespot.

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