This image is of a small sample from a region of water that had a bright red colour. The rod shaped bacteria are the Halobacterium, but other species are present. The small refractile globules are sulphur droplets. Phase contrast microscopy. Image by David J Patterson Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Microbes of Mono Lake island spring
No description of Halobacterium available.
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