The green structures in the center of the Ulothrix cells are the plastids (chloroplasts) where the pigments are located. They contain bright green chlorophylls that trap sunlight for photosynthesis. This image has been selected from 'Seen and Unseen, Discovering the Microbes of Yellowstone' by Kathy Sheehan, David Patterson, Brett Leigh Dicks and Joan Henson, and published by Globe Pequot Press Image copyright: Globe Pequot Press, used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Green algae at Yellowstone
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