Image of the Day: Sharp Shooters

Single-celled dinoflagellates (Polykrikos) use harpoon-like organelles to hunt and capture prey.

The Scientist Staff
Apr 3, 2017

GAVELIS ET AL. SCI. ADV.

(See G.S. Gavelis et al., “Microbial arms race: Ballistic “nematocysts” in dinoflagellates represent a new extreme in organelle complexity,” Sci. Adv., doi:10.1126/sciadv.1602552, 2017.)

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