Synechococcus (sin-eck-owe-cock-us), a rod or sausage shaped cyanobacterium (blue green alga) which comes from the upper layers of a microbial mat. This is an aggregate of cells. Phase contrast. Material provided by Mike Ferris from Mushroom Spring, a thermal site in Yellowstone National Park, photograph by Mike Ferris and David Patterson. Images were taken of samples from thermal sites in Yellowstone National Park at the Thermal Biology Institute of Montana State University, August 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming, USA)
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