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Desmids. Polarised light micrograph of a Netrium sp. (left) and Micrasterias truncata desmid (right). Desmids are a common group of freshwater single-celled algae that have intricate cell walls. Micrasterias is highly adapted to nutrient poor, acidic water. Magnification: x200 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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