Portrait of Euglena acus (Ehrenberg,1830). Cell body is an elongate cylinder with a sharply pointed posterior end. The flagellum is about one-fourth the body length; Delicate pellicular striations are difficult to see without DIC. The small discoid chloroplasts are numerous. Paramylon bodies are rod-shaped. The nucleus is central. The stigma is prominent. Moves sluggishly among debris. Collected from a freshwater pond near Boise, Idaho. September 2006.DIC 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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