IGCSE Biology 3rd edition

Chlamydomonas, Individuals Escape

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Chlamydomonas, New Individual Emerges

Each unit forms a new cell wall and a pair of flagella. The parent cell wall bursts open and releases the daughter individuals. This fission may occur once a day, so that great numbers of Chlamydomonas may appear very rapidly, when they usually make the water look green.

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