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 detailed cell shows the presence of deposits at the ends of the cells, as well as small aggregates within the cell. Material from Nymph Creek, a thermal site in Yellowstone National Park, photograph by Kathy Sheehan 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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