GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Diatoma sp. diatom and undetermined green alga filament. Diatoma cells are connected by frustule edges with mucilage pads, forming zigzag patterns. The chloroplasts of diatoms contain fucoxanthin, which covers the green chloroplasts. That makes the brownish-golden color of all diatoms. Microscopic contrast method : Differential interference contrast. Magnification 580x when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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