Volvox aureus is a species of colonial green algae that forms spherical colonies of cells.
- Extremely easy to visualize
- Beautiful spherical, hollow colonies containing immature daughter cells
- Volvox has green plastids and cell walls composed of cellulose
- Cytoplasmic connections are the size of flagella- thinner than closely related V.globator (also available)
Volvox aureus is a species of Chlorophyte algae that can be found in freshwater lakes and ponds. When in optimal conditions, V. aureus will reproduce asexually; during times of drought or other adversity it will switch to sexual reproduction.
Genus: Volvox Species: aureus