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Volvox green algae, light micrograph

Volvox green algae, light micrograph

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KARL GAFF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY KARL GAFF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) light micrograph of a volvox colony. 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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