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[[File:vcreproduction.png|thumb|border|320px|left|'''Figure 3'''. Life cycle of ''Volvox carteri'' (?).]]
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Figure 1. Volvox carteri (?).

Higher Order Taxa

Domain: Eukaryota

Kingdom: Viridiplantae

Phylum: Chlorophyta

Class: Chlorophyceae

Order: Chlamydomonadales

Family: Volvocaceae


Volvox carteri

NCBI: [1]

Description and Significance

Figure 2. (caption).

Describe the appearance, habitat, etc. of the organism, and why you think it is important.


Genome Structure

Describe the size and content of the genome. How many chromosomes? Circular or linear? Other interesting features? What is known about its sequence?

Cell Structure, Metabolism and Life Cycle

Interesting features of cell structure; how it gains energy; what important molecules it produces.

Figure 3. Life cycle of Volvox carteri (?).



Habitat; symbiosis; biogeochemical significance; contributions to environment.
If relevant, how does this organism cause disease? Human, animal, plant hosts? Virulence factors, as well as patient symptoms.


(1) Bisalputra, T. and Stein, J.R. “The Development of Cytoplasmic Bridges in Volvox aureus.” Canadian Journal of Botany. 1996. p. 1697-1702.

(2) Kirk, D.L., Birchem, R., and King, N. “The Extracellular Matrix of Volvox: A Comparative Study and Proposed System of Nomenclature.” Journal of Cell Sciences. 1986. Volume 80. p. 207-231.

(3) Lotha, G., Petruzzello, M., Promeet, D., and Rimsa, C. "Volvox: Genus of Green Algae." Encyclopedia Britannica. 2016.

(4) Tucker, R.G. and Darden, W.H. “Nucleic Acid Synthesis during the Vegetative Life Cycle of Volvox aureus M5.” Archaeological Microbiology. 1972. Volume 84. p. 87-94.

(5) Van Leeuwenhoek, A. "Part of a letter from Mr Antony Van Leeuwenhoek, concerning the worms in Sheeps livers, Gnats and animalcula in the excrements of Frogs." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 1701. Volume 22. p. 509-518.

(6) "Why algae?" Algix. 2015.


Page authored by Madison Fiegl and JD French, students of Prof. Jay Lennon at Indiana University.