Portrait of the planktonic Chlorophycean, Actinastrum hentzshii (Lagerheim, 1888). The slender fusiform cells join at a common center and radiate in all directions. Coenobia (colonies containing a fixed number of cells) are composed of multiples of four cells. The strip-shaped chloroplast has a central pyrenoid. Collected from freshwater pond near Boise, Idaho July 2004. DIC optics. This image was taken by William Bourland. He now uses a Zeiss Axioskop 2 with Spot Insight and Spot Flex CCD cameras (Diagnostic Instruments). Image copyright: William Bourland, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere
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