Gonyostomum flagellate, LM

Gonyostomum flagellate, LM

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Caption: Gonyostomum semen, a green flagellate. There are typically two flagella inserting subapically, one projecting forwards in swimming cells, the other trailing. With many discoidal plastids, with chlorophylls a and c, but in this genus the plastids look as green as those of chlorophytes and euglenids. Distinguish from those two groups because it does not have a cell wall as do chlorophytes, and it does not have the ridged pellicle. thickened flagella nor eyespot of the euglenids. Microscopic contrast method : Differential interference contrast. Magnification 580x when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: alga, algae, aquatic, biological, biology, botanical, botany, dic, differential interference contrast, flagellate, flora, freshwater, gonyostomum semen, light blue background, light micrograph, microorganism, nature, photomicrograph, protist, raphidomonad, single-celled, unicellular

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