Micrasterias desmids, light micrograph

Micrasterias desmids, light micrograph

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Caption: Polarised light micrograph of a pair of Micrasterias sp. desmids, a freshwater unicellular green alga. The are characteristically symmetrical in structure. Each cell is composed of two mirror-image halves joined by a narrow isthmus. They grow in long, filamentous colonies. Magnification: x400 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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