Gonium

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Gonium are colonial flagellates.  The colony measures about 90 microns across. Colonies have 4, 6, 8, 16, or 32 cells.   Shown is a 16 cell colony.  Individual cells resemble Chlamydomonas as each cell has two flagella, an eye spot and a chloroplast.

Gonium make food from sunlight, favor water with high organic content and are readily available from science supply companies.

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