A close-up of the cells of Volvox aureus showing the connections between the cells, also the red eyespots. The connections enable the colony to swim in a coordinated fashion. Here we can also see how a new daughter colony starts to develop.

Find out much more about Volvox in the Micscape article Volvox, one of the seven wonders of the microworld.


Part of the Collection of the Algae Archive of the Micropolitan Museum © Wim van Egmond