Green alga, TEM

Green alga, TEM

C018/0117 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 64.5MB

Downloadable file size: 3.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Green alga. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a section through the single celled green alga Chlamydomonas asymmetrica. The micrograph shows the arrangement of chloroplasts (dark and light green) around the circumference of the cell. Chloroplasts are the sites of photosynthesis, the process that synthesises carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water using sunlight. The pigment responsible for photosynthesis, chlorophyll, is found on stacks of parallel thylakoids (membranes, dark green lines) called grana. Sugar may be stored in the chloroplast as starch (light green). Algal chloroplasts often contain a body called a pyrenoid (khaki sphere at bottom right). Its function is unknown. Magnification: x7,400 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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

Keywords: alga, algae, biological, biology, black background, botanical, botany, cell, cell biology, chlamydomonas asymmetrica, chloroplast, chloroplasts, circle, circular, coloured, cut out, cut outs, cut-out, cut-outs, cutout, cutouts, cytology, false-coloured, flora, grana, green alga, membrane, microscope, nature, organelle, photosynthesis, photosynthetic, plastid, plastids, pyrenoid, round, section, sectioned, single cell, single-celled, starch, tem, transmission electron, transmission electron micrograph

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