MAR 08, 2015 5:00 AM PDT

Love or diarrhea?

Is it love or a diarrheal parasite? In this Valentine's-appropriate image, it's the parasite. Caught on scanning electron microscope in the midst of dividing into two separate organisms, this Giardia lamblla parasite forms a heart, flagella untwining as the two new protozoa prepare to go their separate ways.
Giardia cell division forms a heart
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