spacer
 
Advanced Search
Astrobiology Magazine Facebook  Astrobiology Magazine Twitter
Terrestrial Origins and Evolution
Salpingoeca rosetta
10/25/12

 

Triggered by the presence of bacteria, the single-celled choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta divides and aggregates with its sisters to form a colony. One reason may be that the colony is a more efficient way of capturing food, like a “Death Star” sitting amidst the bacteria and chowing down. The colony is about 15 microns in diameter, or less than one-thousandth of an inch across. Credit: Scanning electron microscope image courtesy of Nicole King



Viewed:  58 times

 

 

 

About Us
Contact Us
Links
Sitemap
Podcast Rss Feed
Daily News Story RSS Feed
Latest News Story RSS Feed
Learn more about RSS
Chief Editor & Executive Producer: Helen Matsos
Copyright © 2014, Astrobio.net