Credit: GERD GUENTHER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Differential interference contrast light microscopy of Peridinium sp. dinoflagellates from a small moor puddle. This unicellular freshwater organism is covered by two thick thecal plates and is therefore known as an armoured dinoflagellate. Each cell also has two flagella (hair-like structures) that are used for locomotion. Population explosions of Peridinium sp. dinoflagellates can form brown blooms that are similar to red tides. Captured field width: 0.26 millimetres.

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Peridinium dinoflagellates

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