Volvox

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Table Of Contents: Volvox

1. Volvox Characteristics
Volvox is a freshwater, chlorophyll-containing green alga that occurs in ball-shaped colonies.
2. Volvox Colony
Each colony is composed of 500 or more individual cells.
3. Volvox Habitat
Volvox is found in ponds, creeks and even in shallow puddles. It spins clockwise through the water using its flagellum.
4. Volvox Reproduction
Volvox reproduces by forming daughter colonies. When the daughter colonies mature, the parent colony ruptures and releases them.