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A happy nucleus

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This Mayorella‘s (?) nucleus is smiling and wishing you a very happy day =) The auspicious pattern is formed by heterochromatin clumps. To the right of the nucleus is a contractile vacuole — devoid of any emotion this time. Cells do speak to you from time to time. In your head. Pareidolia is fun!

Psi Wavefunction About the Author: Psi Wavefunction is a graduate of the University of British Columbia working as a protist researcher (soon to be graduate student) at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and blogs about protists and evolution at The Ocelloid as well as at Skeptic Wonder. Follow on Twitter @Ocelloid.

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