Green Alga

About microscopic forms of life, including Bacteria, Archea, protozoans, algae and fungi. Topics relating to viruses, viroids and prions also belong here.

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Post by bionewbie » Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:05 am

What is the possible purpose of the daughter cells of Volvox?
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Post by chepay118 » Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:05 am

The spherical colonies of Volvox are lined with hundreds flagellated cells that spin the colony along,keeping it in light level suited for photosynthesis. The bright green spheres within are "daughter colonies" that will break out and inflate into full sized Volvox colonies with daughters of their own.Daughter colonies grow within this main colony and eventually break free and develop as a parent colony.

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