Volvox colony, light micrograph

Volvox colony, light micrograph

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Volvox colony. Light micrograph of a colony of the freshwater 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. The green spheres within the colony are daughter colonies, which are produced asexually.

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