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Chapter 32 : The Awesomest Thing in Biology

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So says a blogger by the name of Psi Wave-function regarding an eye-like structure of some protists called the ocelloid. She wrote this in a now-defunct blog eponymously called The Ocelloid (bit.ly/1H95b40). I couldn’t agree with her more. The ocelloid is the structural and functional equivalent of the sophisticated eye of metazoans—and occurs in an unicellular organism! If you can think of anything that is “awesomer” than that, please let me know.

Citation: Schaechter E. 2016. The Awesomest Thing in Biology, p 130-133. In Schaechter M, In the Company of Microbes: 10 Years of Small Things Considered. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819606.ch32
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Citation: Schaechter E. 2016. The Awesomest Thing in Biology, p 130-133. In Schaechter M, In the Company of Microbes: 10 Years of Small Things Considered. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819606.ch32
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TEM of the dividing ocelloid of spp. shown in longitudinal section. Bar: 2μm.

Source: 2015. Function and Evolutionary Origin of Unicellular Camera-Type Eye Structure. . 10(3):e0118415. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118415.

Citation: Schaechter E. 2016. The Awesomest Thing in Biology, p 130-133. In Schaechter M, In the Company of Microbes: 10 Years of Small Things Considered. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819606.ch32
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