GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Light micrograph of Pyrocystis lunula (Gr.pyro, fire & Gr. The chloroplasts with brownish color are extended from the cell centre to the ends of the cell. Pyrocystis in mass reproduction causes a bright bioluminescent ocean glow at night. Culture material of the Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Cologne. Microscopic contrast method: Differential interference contrast. Magnification 180x when printed at 10 centimetres width.
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