The localoids are a recently discovered and highly mysterious species of organism. Little is known about their origins or biology, but what is known has scientists baffled.
The localoids are a species of single-celled organism that seem to only exist in a handful of small, isolated pockets around the world. They are a primitive form of life, and lack many of the features that more complex organisms have, such as a cell nucleus or mitochondria. They also have a very simple structure, consisting of just a single cell.
What is most puzzling about the localoids is their extreme rarity. Out of the billions of cells on Earth, there are only a few dozen of them. And they are not found everywhere; they are only found in a few specific locations, often in very remote and inaccessible areas.
So far, the only way to find them is through painstakingly combing through samples of soil and water taken from their known habitats. Even then, they are very difficult to spot, as they are very small and often blend in with their surroundings.
Despite their mysterious nature, scientists have been able to glean a few clues about their biology from studying them. For example, they seem to be very sensitive to changes in their environment, and can die very quickly if they are exposed to pollutants or other harsh conditions.
They also have an unusual way of reproducing. Rather than dividing in two like most other cells, they undergo a process called budding, where a new localoid cell forms from the parent cell.
So far, the only thing scientists are sure of about the localoids is that they are a very primitive form of life, and that their rarity and isolation make them difficult to study. Exactly what they are and where they came from is still a mystery.