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Micrasterias Desmid, Light Micrograph
Science Photo Library
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Micrasterias desmid. Polarised light micrograph of a Micrasterias thomasiana desmid green alga. Desmids are a common group of freshwater single-celled algae that have intricate cell walls. Micrasterias is highly adapted to nutrient poor, acidic water. Magnification x300, when printed 10 centimetres wide.
March 7th, 2014
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