GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Light micrograph of Micrasterias truncata, a freshwater green alga, family Desmidiaceae. Sample stained with Brilliant-cresyl-blue to show the mucilage producing pores. Culture material of the Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Cologne, Germany. Microscopic contrast method: Differential interference contrast. Magnification 380x when printed at 10 centimetres width.
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