IMAGES: Microscopic Menagerie

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Science  13 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5601, pp. 2097a
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5601.2097a

The Protist Information Server swarms with photos of more than 1600 species of protists, a diverse group of often one-celled eukaryotes that include protozoans, slime molds, and the malaria parasites. Search the 29,000 images in the gallery by taxonomic group, or hunt for microscopic creatures caught in the act of dividing, eating, or mating. Here, for example, a hungry amoeba tries to snarf up a glass bead. Images are free for educational and research uses. Hosted by Hosei University in Japan, the site includes an international directory of researchers and links to more than 20 other protistology sites. You can also page through electronic versions of two classic texts on protists from the early 1900s.

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