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40.9 x 30.7 cm ⏐ 16.1 x 12.1 in (300dpi)
GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Green alga. Differential interference contrast micrograph of the desmid green alga Micrasterias truncata . Desmids are a common group of freshwater single-celled algae that have intricate cell walls. Micrasterias are placoderm desmids, which have the cell wall divided into two symmetrical halves, joined by a thin central region called the isthmus. Micrasterias is highly adapted to nutrient poor, acidic water. Magnification: x125 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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