Filaments of Photosynthesis
Meet some wonderfully symmetrical desmids, microscopically mirrored members of the plant kingdom. These green algae, an ancient branch on the tree of modern plant evolution, are unique in their hemispheric patterning. Jennifer Frazer has not one but two informative and image-heavy posts to teach you more about these single-celled snowflakes: How they move, how they reproduce, and how they share a history with even mighty redwoods.
(via Scientific American)