GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Light micrograph of Diatoma sp. freshwater diatoms attached to a Cladophora sp. filament. The cells of Diatoma are attached together by means of mucilage pads. Diatoma cells are characterized by the brownish chloroplasts in contrast to the green chloroplast of Cladophora. Microscopic contrast method : Differential interference contrast. Magnification 180x when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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