What Do Volvox Eat?


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The Volvox uses photosynthesis to create energy using sunlight. Photosynthesis is the chemical process in which nearly all plants use the energy from the sun to convert carbon dioxide into glucose.

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The Volvox is a pond-dwelling algae in the family Volvocales. It can be identified by its nucleus, two flagella and a red spot. Although they can only be seen individually through the use of a microscope, these algae form colonies in the water that are often large enough to be seen with the naked eye. The colonies move their flagella together in order to transport the colony to areas where there is sunlight so the Volvox can use their chloroplasts to photosynthesize.

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