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It’s Gardening Fact Friday: The tiniest in the world has only one cell- it’s the freshwater green algae; the ancestor to green plants.

Green algae colonies

Green algae colonies Light micrograph of green algae cells (Volvox sp. These two colonies are made up of approximately 500 individual flagellate cells, arranged in a glycoprotein filled sphere.

Volvox aureus, a type of freshwater green algae, with daughter colonies. Image by Gerd Günther.

Gerd Günther Dusseldorf, NRW, Germany Specimen: Volvox Aureus with Daughter Colonies Technique: Differential Interference Contrast