Zygotes of Volvox aureus

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Zygotes of Volvox aureus

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My Volvox culture has finally decided that Winter has arrived.
Yesterday found my 1st colony with the characteristic bright orange zygotes; described (for V. globator)
HERE AS
"These are fertilised egg cells, the zygotes, of Volvox globator.
After fertilisation the egg cells form a hard protective layer.
Zygotes are able to withstand harsh conditions and will survive a winter.

These zygotes make it easy to distinquish Volvox globator from
Volvox aureus. Volvox aureus has zygotes with a smooth surface.
The zygotes of Volvox globator are star-like. "


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Post by BJ »

Excelente!

Now we wait for you to get the zygotes to germinate!

regards
Brian

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Post by Charles Krebs »

Yes... very nice documentation of this change!

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Post by Gallery14 »

What a complex aesthetics!Amazing

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