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Offline sapta

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Volvox,Biology question
« on: June 04, 2005, 02:00:57 PM »
is volvox unicellular or multicellular?Give reasons.

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Re:Volvox,Biology question
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2005, 07:12:46 PM »
I don't know what volvox is, but I do now! With the wonders of google I found this:

http://www.btinternet.com/~stephen.durr/volvox.html

hopefully it'll answer your question with reasons. Looks multicellular to me.

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Re:Volvox,Biology question
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2005, 07:21:05 PM »
isn't Volvox is a conglomeration of green algae colonies
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Re:Volvox,Biology question
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2005, 06:27:35 PM »
Green algae that lives in colonies

each algal cell has 2 flagella and are connected to the other cells in the colony.  

Most biologists I know would consider Volvox it be an unicellular organism that survives in a colony.  It is about as close to a multicellular organism one can get.

By the way, one of my favorite organisms to view using dark field microscopy.

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Re:Volvox,Biology question
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2005, 09:06:59 PM »
Corvettaholic you always have some of the best posts. Yea I'd say that a volvox was multi-cellular because it is a colony of aglae. I studied these in 5th grade. It was boring to watch little green blobs under a microscope. They move slowly too which was annoying.
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