IMAGES: Now Showing at the MicroPlex

Science  01 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5718, pp. 29
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5718.29b

A Paramecium twirls across the microscope slide, its cilia fluttering. A startled, trumpet-shaped Stentor retracts into a hole and then cautiously re-emerges. These microscopic denizens are among the stars of a gallery from the Natural History Museum in London. The site lets you play nearly 1500 short clips of protists oozing, darting, pulsating, and just hanging around. The films don't include descriptions, but they do give students a chance to see the creatures in action.

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