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Plankton in a hamster wheel

Plankton regularly travel vast distances up and down in the ocean. A water-filled hamster wheel with glass windows now enables detailed microscopic lab observations of individual aquatic microorganisms during their vertical migrations.

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Fig. 1: Vertical migration in the ‘hydrodynamic treadmill’.


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Taute, K.M. Plankton in a hamster wheel. Nat Methods 17, 965–966 (2020).

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