Preserved Volvox at 100x

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A preserved slide of Volvox, showing just how sad they look on many preserved slides.  Compare this to my image of the live Volvox to see the difference.  Volvox are a colonial green algae, where each colony forms a large sphere made from hundreds of individual cells.  This slide does nicely show how the colonies are made from large sheets of cells that are one cell-layer thick, though.
A preserved slide of Volvox, showing just how sad they look on many preserved slides. Compare this to my image of the live Volvox to see the difference. Volvox are a colonial green algae, where each colony forms a large sphere made from hundreds of individual cells. This slide does nicely show how the colonies are made from large sheets of cells that are one cell-layer thick, though.
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Keywords:
  • colonial
  • green algae
  • microscope
  • perkins
  • protists
  • volvox