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Volvox microscope colony structure

Volvox – The emerald green algae of the micro world

What is a Volvox? A quick overview Volvox is a genus of green algae. Volvoxes are free-floating single-cellular algae but typically stay together as spherical colonies (or balls) of 500-50,000 cells. They can live in a variety of freshwater habitats, including ponds, pools, and ditches. Under a microscope, volvoxes look like green marbles slowly rotating, …

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