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The Ocelloid

The Ocelloid

Through the eye of a microbe

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!

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