STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Anabaena algae. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Anabaena sp. freshwater alga from a pond. Anabaena is a filamentous species of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). It can form blue-green surface clumps or be distributed throughout the water column. Anabaena produces several types of toxins that can affect the nervous system and the liver. Magnification: x10,000 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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