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02 May 2014
This is a living creature
I find this photo to be endlessly fascinating. The creature is a single-cell organism (Nassula).
And it has all that is needed for life. What is it that converts this combination of membranes and complex molecules into a "living" organism capable of eating and reproducing. It staggers my mind to think about it.
Photo credit: Mr. Riccardo Taiariol, La Spezia, Italy, using differential interference contrast at 25x, from an Olympus Bioscapes gallery.