Watching This Single-Cell Organism Die is Oddly Moving

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Watching Jam’s Germs YouTube video of a single cell Blepharisma disintegrate under a microscope is a good reminder of the fragility of life.

The world around us is in a constant state of change, cells are growing, multiplying and dying all around us. But because these processes are happening at the microscopic level, it can be easy to forget.

YouTube channel Jam’s Germs takes us on a journey to the microscopic with videos of microorganisms in all different states and phases. In the latest video, a single-celled organism in the genus, Blepharisma is shown dying.

Jam says they don’t see them very often in their samples, so captured the moment through a microscope. The organism has a pinkish color and it


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