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Video of Euglena asexually splitting.

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Video of Euglena asexually splitting.

Postby keeblur » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:35 am

Thought some of you might appreciate this. It's a Euglena alga which has undergone binary fission in order to asexually reproduce a duplicate of it's DNA, and then laterally splits to produce another individual. Probably sat there for like 45 minutes looking at the thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US4pRrIRVMc
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Re: Video of Euglena asexually splitting.

Postby animartco » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:13 pm

Lovely clear picture. I don't understand how you managed to keep it in focus because it was moving and there were lots of other unfocussed creatures moving about behind it. I loved the way the 'baby' just moves off unconcerned at the end while the 'mother' doesn't seem to realize that seperation has taken place and keeps contracting. Lovely film.
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Postby keeblur » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:28 pm

Thanks. It was actually pretty stationary, although holding a camera up to the microscope for 8 minutes was tough.
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Postby JorgeLobo » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:22 am

very nice
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