A close-up of the cells of Volvox aureus showing the connections between the cells, also the red eyespots. With these the colony is able to swim towards the light. A new daughter colony is starting 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 Protist Department of the Micropolitan Museum © Wim van Egmond