Pterocystis heliozoan, SEM

Pterocystis heliozoan, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Pterocystis heliozoan. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Pterocystis a freshwater protozoan. This single-celled organism has many projections, known as axopods, radiating from its cell body. The axopods are used to capture prey and for movement. In this species the axopods are funnel shaped. Magnification: x 3000 when printed at 10cm wide. Specimen collected from Vietnam courtesy of Mike Allen, Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

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