Anthropometrical Measurements

1879 Scientific American  
change directly either into an alga or a fungus like their macrocystis discovered at Odessa by Cienkowski, on piles 1 . .1rent. The most common form of the zoospore is that of a submerged in the sea. Imagine a sort of mucous network, small ovoid mass furnished with two cilia. We find here in which can glide about and revolve cells of an egg.yellow again very nearly the same reproductive element that we have color, sometimes isolated and sometimes aggre�ated into already had occasion to point
more » ... ccasion to point out in the moners and radio· irregular masses, and you have this strange obJect. The lal1ians. We cannot doubt, however, that in the present mode of reproduction and development of labyrinthula is as case the organisms that produced it are really plants. The' yet little known. Here, also, the green coloring matter is zoospores of algre are, it is true, generally colored green by i entirely wanting; but it is also absent in the myxomycetes, that same matter which colors the leaves of vegetables, that I which, during the greater portion of their existence, might is, chlorophyl; but the zoospores of fungi are absolutely: be taken for animals, and which, nevertheles!', a considera· colorless, and nothing would indicate, were we ignorant of i tion of their reproductive organs obliges us to regard as true
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