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Colonial Green Algae Volvox aureus showing the daughter colonies or gonidia inside, a form of asexual reproduction. The individual biflagellated cells that form the spherical colony work together in a coordinated fashion. There is differentiation of the cells with those on the top having bigger eyespots so the colony can swim towards the light and those near the 'south pole' specialized for reproduction. Darkfield LM X40.
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Volvox aureus
Colonial Green Algae Volvox aureus showing the daughter colonies or gonidia inside, a form of asexual reproduction. The individual biflagellated cells that form the spherical colony work together in a coordinated fashion. There is differentiation of the cells with those on the top having bigger eyespots so the colony can swim towards the light and those near the 'south pole' specialized for reproduction. Darkfield LM X40.

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From gallery: Wim van Egmond Photographs
Photographer: Wim van Egmond
Source: Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
Date: 31 Jul 2009
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Credit: Wim van Egmond/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
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