Hammered shield lichen, SEM

Hammered shield lichen, SEM

B350/0233 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 45.8MB

Downloadable file size: 2.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: EYE OF SCIENCE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hammered shield lichen. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of section through a hammered shield lichen (Parmelia sulcata). Lichens are organisms formed by the symbiotic association of a fungus and a green alga or cyanobacterium. The fungus forms a network of finger-like hyphae that extract nutrients from the photosynthesising algae. The thick hyphae pointing downwards are known as rhizines which enable the lichen to adhere to rock or tree surfaces. Parmelia lichen are classified as foliose due to their flat appearance and leaf-like structures. Magnification: x200 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: alga, algae, biologicalplant, biology, botanical, botany, coloured, cyanobacteria, false-coloured, flora, foliose, fungi, fungus, green algae, hammered shield lichen, hypha, hyphae, leafy, lichen, lichens, microbiological, microbiology, mutualism, mycology, nature, parmelia sulcata, plant, rhizine, rhizines, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, section, sectioned, sem, symbiosis, symbiotic, thallus

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.