Gorgeous find from a termite gut!

Georgia Squyres recently posted a beautiful series of movies taken as part of the Microbial Diversity course at the Marine Biology Lab at Woods Hole this past summer. Be sure to check out the rest of the series!

From the above link “Movies taken at http://www.mbl.edu/microbialdiversity/ of protist symbionts that live in the termite gut. Protists like these help termites digest the wood they eat. Termites from the Leadbetter lab, imaged in DIC. Playback speed is close to real time; scale bar = 5 µm.”