GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Light micrograph of Pediastrum sp. green algae, showing intense red autofluorescence of the chloroplasts. Pediastrum is a very distinctive coenobial colony with a flattened, often starlike shape. Culture material of the Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Cologne, Germany. Microscopic contrast method : Fluorescence contrast with blue excitation. Magnification 580x when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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