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Volvox tertius

Caption: The colonial alga Volvox tertius has about 2,000 cells and a complete division of labor: cells either swim or reproduce, but not both. The few large cells within these colonies are the reproductive cells, while the many tiny cells do the swimming.

Credit: Copyright 2009 Matthew Herron.

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