This website is created by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) at the National University of Singapore, to provide a searchable digital database of Singapore’s natural heritage, i.e., its flora, fauna and natural habitats. The initial funding for creating the digital nature archive (DNA) is sponsored by the Care-For-Nature Trust Fund of Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. RMBR maintains and update the database, with supports from the National Parks Board.
Volvox is a colonial organism with up to 50,000 Chlamydomonas-like cells arranged at the periphery of a hollow spherical matrix made up of gelatinous polysaccharide. The cells have their flagells projecting outside the surface of the matrix and the colony swims in a well coordinated fashion. The cells towards the anterior pole have more developed eyespots than those towards the posterior, thus enabling the colony to swim towards the light. In some species the individual cells are connected by thin cytoplasmic strands.
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