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28.7 x 43.4 cm ⏐ 11.3 x 17.1 in (300dpi)
MAREK MIS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MAREK MIS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Desmid and chlorophytes. Darkfield illuminated polarised light micrograph of a Micrasterias apiculata desmid (large, centre) amongst a number of other chlorophytes (Chlorophyta, small, round). Desmids are a common group of chlorophyte 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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