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pondlife_pondlife's Media: I seem to be a little obsessed with these green algae of late.
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I seem to be a little obsessed with these green algae of late. . I love how they look, like green jewels tumbling through the water. It blows my mind how graceful they are. Each colony is made up of multiple green cells. Each green cell is an individual. Somehow the cells communicate amongst their colony and coordinate their movements. I wonder how they do it. . All of these cells originated from a single colony that I isolated from some pond water. That means they are all genetically identical. Yet, they show great variation in the number and arrangement of cells. That’s because there are so many things that influence the way an organism looks, layers of control that work above the gene level, producing variation and individuality.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: Pond scum is real beautiful sometimes.

Pond scum is real beautiful sometimes.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: This is a pandorina colony in the last stages of asexual reproduction. Each of the cells in the ori

This is a pandorina colony in the last stages of asexual reproduction. Each of the cells in the original colony has produced a whole new multicellular daughter colony. You can see that each new colony is encased in its own mucilage layer. . But then an additional layer of mucilage, left over from the mother colony, surrounds the entire group. What I like here is that we can see that the old mucilage layer is highly textured. I don’t know why this is. It could be because it’s old and is about to break down to release all these new colonies, or maybe it’s some kind of bacteria that grown on the surface of the colony. If you have ideas, tell me in the comments!

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: The green alga pandorina keeps its many cells in a tight ball by surrounding itself with a jelly-li

The green alga pandorina keeps its many cells in a tight ball by surrounding itself with a jelly-like mucilage. You can see it here as a thin band surrounding the colony. That mucilage also acts as a protective barrier, keeping marauding cells out! . In this video I’m using a technology called differential interference contrast microscopy or DIC. DIC makes it possible to view transparent structures, like the mucilage surrounding this algal colony.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: The beautiful Collodictyon, at least thats what I think it is. This is a cell that I found living i

The beautiful Collodictyon, at least thats what I think it is. This is a cell that I found living in The Lake in @centralparknyc. Collodictyon are odd, understudied microbes with no close living relatives. I’m trying to get this one into culture in the lab at @amnh so that I can find out whether this beauty is a new species of Collodictyon, or something else all together. The city is full of surprises.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: Lacrymaria olor is a ciliate with an extendable neck. It’s perfect for searching the nooks and cran

Lacrymaria olor is a ciliate with an extendable neck. It’s perfect for searching the nooks and crannies amongst these strands of Cyanobacteria. Who knows what’s round each corner?

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: Two ciliates, making love, in a drop of water from a pond in Brooklyn. Happy New Year everyone 💙

Two ciliates, making love, in a drop of water from a pond in Brooklyn. Happy New Year everyone 💙

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: A single Euglena dancing to its own beat. This clip is sped up 3x to better show this cell’s beauti

A single Euglena dancing to its own beat. This clip is sped up 3x to better show this cell’s beautiful movements. Euglena are shape shifters, wiggling and twisting to move themselves around. Note the eye bright red eye spot here too. That red eye spot allows the Euglena to sense light.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: Another work in progress for @brooklynbotanic. The hunters... and the hunted!

Another work in progress for @brooklynbotanic. The hunters... and the hunted!

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: A little work in progress for @brooklynbotanic. To see the whole video and more come along to my ex

A little work in progress for @brooklynbotanic. To see the whole video and more come along to my exhibition opening at @brooklynbotanic March 2018. I can’t believe it took me this long to discover titles in premier! So useful!

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: The green alga pandorina is a colony. A colony is a group of individuals living together. Each gree

The green alga pandorina is a colony. A colony is a group of individuals living together. Each green cell here is an individual. See if you can spot the tiny red dot in each green cell. That’s an eye spot. It’s like a very primitive eye. It can sense the direction and intensity of light, so pandorina can move towards or away from the light and can better navigate its environment. . Pandorina cells usually work together as a colony, but because they are all individuals, each cell can survive all on its own. This is different to you. You are multicellular, and if some of your cells get separated from your body they will die. . Another hallmark of a colony is that every cell is capable of reproduction. In the last clip you can see a pandorina colony in which all the individual cells are in the process of making new colonies. Those daughter colonies will eventually be released and go on to live their own lives. Again, this is different to our multicellular bodies. Only a select few of our cells will go on to produce the next generation. They majority of our cells will die with us. But that’s ok, cause all our cells are related.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: These beauties are some cells I’m working with in the lab at the moment. The big green colonies are

These beauties are some cells I’m working with in the lab at the moment. The big green colonies are a green alga called pandorina. The colonies get bigger as they get older, and you can see a whole range of sizes here. The small brownish cells are algae called cryptomonads. These two types of algae are different colors because they contain plastids with different pigments. They both originally came from the lake in Central Park. Now they are growing happily in the lab at the museum. I’m growing them up because I like them, but also because I need algae to feed to other microbes, and so these could become dinner for something else. It’s a hard-knock life.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: Various desmids. Looks closely. There’s a whole lot going on inside each one of these green algae c

Various desmids. Looks closely. There’s a whole lot going on inside each one of these green algae cell.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: A wee green cluster.

A wee green cluster.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: Boaty McBoatface.

Boaty McBoatface.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: A diatom. And a grain of sand.

A diatom. And a grain of sand.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: Morning! @loveuhandy is having another sale! You can get 30% off the uHandy lite and the uHandy due

Morning! @loveuhandy is having another sale! You can get 30% off the uHandy lite and the uHandy duet on Amazon using the following promo codes. . uHandy Duet: pondlifd Link: https://goo.gl/2D47to . uHandy Lite: pondlifl Link: https://goo.gl/KjJ3Sj . Explore more @loveuhandy Share your #uhandylife #uhandylife #loveuhandy #uhandy #meanstoinspiration #microscope #duet #lite #homeschooling #sicencekit #microscopio #mikroskop #микроскоп #ميكروسكوب #science #biology #sponsored

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: A stentor on the run. Two stentor sitting down. One stentor up close. One stentor up really close.

A stentor on the run. Two stentor sitting down. One stentor up close. One stentor up really close. Stentor is one big ciliate. These cells are sometimes travelers, other times attached to a surface. They use a ring of cilia around one end of their cell to move about, and to filter water into their mouths.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: An amoeba. Business at the front, party at the back.

An amoeba. Business at the front, party at the back.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: The same diatom from yesterday, this time on the move. This diatom flips over before it moves off s

The same diatom from yesterday, this time on the move. This diatom flips over before it moves off so we get a good look at its shell. Diatoms live inside a glass shell made up of two halves. The halves fit together, overlapping at the edges, one inside the other enclosing the diatom completely. At first we are looking at the side profile of this diatom. The long clear stripe down the middle of the cell is the point where the two halves of the shell meet and start to overlap. When it flips, we are looking straight down at the top, so only one half of the shell is visible. If you can see all the tiny markings on the diatom, the stripes, those are all openings in the rigid shell that the diatom uses to absorb things from the outside, and to excrete stuff from inside the cell to outside the cell. One of the things that the diatom excretes is a mucilage made of lots of different proteins. It uses this mucilage to glide.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: Nothing special going on here, just a unicellular diatom with two golden brown chloroplasts encased

Nothing special going on here, just a unicellular diatom with two golden brown chloroplasts encased in a shell made of glass.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: Tiny dancer.

Tiny dancer.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: I hear patience is a virtue. This diatom has it in spades.

I hear patience is a virtue. This diatom has it in spades.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: Saturday night at the disco. The dance floor is taking off.

Saturday night at the disco. The dance floor is taking off.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: A funky lightning bolt composed entirely of Cyanobacteria.

A funky lightning bolt composed entirely of Cyanobacteria.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: A study in Cyanobacteria. The first shot here is water straight from the pond. Do you see how green

A study in Cyanobacteria. The first shot here is water straight from the pond. Do you see how green it is? How it’s full of tiny little green particles? . Every one of those tiny particles, called a raft, is a thriving group of Cyanobacteria. The raft consists of many individuals lying parallel to one and other. Each individual is a filament. Every filament has multiple cells joined end to end. . One cell in the individual filament looks a little different from the rest. It has a special purpose. It’s called a heterocyst and its role is to absorb nitrogen, metabolize it, and share those metabolites with all the other cells in the filament. The other cells can’t do this, but they need the nitrogen to survive. What a great neighbor to have.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: Microbes are builders! This ciliate, some kind of Tintinnid (I think) lives inside a little casing

Microbes are builders! This ciliate, some kind of Tintinnid (I think) lives inside a little casing that its built from its own proteins and from materials collected from its environment. You can see one end of the cell poking out he front of its casing. The rest of the cell lies snug and safe inside its wee home.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: Murky water collected during the Indian summer we’ve had in New York City. Murky water means microb

Murky water collected during the Indian summer we’ve had in New York City. Murky water means microbes. I love microbes.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: A little ciliate whit absolutely no chill. This one is called Cyclidium. When it stays still for a

A little ciliate whit absolutely no chill. This one is called Cyclidium. When it stays still for a moment you can make out one of its defining features: an “undulating membrane” on one side of its cell. It looks like a little rope or lasso flicking back and forth. This critter is from a local pond sample in NYC.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: I got lots of questions about what research I’ll be doing at the museum. So, here’s my attempt at a

I got lots of questions about what research I’ll be doing at the museum. So, here’s my attempt at a description. . This is a phylogenetic tree. Each branch of the tree represents a lineage of organisms. On this tree, only eukaryotic lineages are shows. Eukaryotes are all the organisms that are not bacteria or archaea. On this tree, the bacteria and archaea have been condensed down to a pile at the bottom. . On a phylogenetic tree lineages that are more closely related to each other are positioned on branches that are physically more close to each other. . We are on this tree. We are part of the lineage called metazoa. All the animals are part of the metazoans. Can you find it? One of the closest relatives to the metazoans are the choanomonada. The choanomonada are unicellular microbes. They are only one cell big. . Almost all of the lineages on this tree represent unicellular organisms. That’s because most life forms on Earth are unicellular and microscopic. For lots of these organisms we have some ideas about how they are related to one and other, like the metazoa and the choanomonada. Another example is the green algae and all the plants. They are part of the lineage called chloroplastida, and their lineage is closely related to other types of algae, like the rhodophycea or red algae, so their two branches are right beside each other. . Do you see all the branches at the bottom that are colored grey? Those branches represent organisms and lineages that we don’t know much about, and don’t really know where they fit on this tree. They have been stuck on a little randomly. For my postdoctoral research I’ve joined a lab that works on organisms from the grey lineages. We study these organisms to try to learn more about them, and maybe even figure out where they should go on this tree. . Why do we do this? We do it because if we can learn about how these lineages evolved, it might tell us something new about how other lineages evolved. Maybe we will learn something about our own lineage, and how and why our cells function the way they do. Also, we all just really like microbes. . I did not make this lovely tree. Credit goes to Adl et al. 2012.

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: Pondlife life update: I finished my PhD back in May. A few weeks ago I started a new job as a postd

Pondlife life update: I finished my PhD back in May. A few weeks ago I started a new job as a postdoctoral researcher inside this big building, at the American Museum of Natural History! Thanks @nyuniversity for having me for the last six years, and thanks to @amnh for the new position!

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pondlife_pondlife's Media: Some cheeky Cyanobacteria viewed through the microscope.

Some cheeky Cyanobacteria viewed through the microscope.

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