Minutes at the Edge #3: Cthulhu Macrofasciculumque

In today’s episode I introduce you to the most splendid newly discovered organism which bears the name of my favourite Great Old One, please enjoy!

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Further reading:

Eukaryotes in general

The Parabasalia

Cell structure in general


Cthulhu Macrofasciculumque, electron microscope image

An electron microscope image of Cthulhu Macrofasciculumque


Most importantly, the paper describing Cthulhu macrofasciculumque and his daughter Cthylla microfasceculumque:
Cthulhu Macrofasciculumque n. g., n. sp. and Cthylla Microfasciculumque n. g., n. sp., a Newly Identified Lineage of Parabasalian Termite Symbionts


And as a special treat, the little critter in action:

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