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43.4 x 28.7 cm ⏐ 17.1 x 11.3 in (300dpi)
MAREK MIS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MAREK MIS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Desmids and sphagnum moss. Darkfield illuminated polarised light micrograph of Hyalotheca sp. (long, left) and Micrasterias apiculata (round, centre) desmids amongst Sphagnum sp. moss leaves (background). 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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