A very special view of Micrasterias rotata using an inverted microscope. The cell ist standing perpenticular upon its apical lobe. Like all the desmids Micrasterias can move using mucilage for backstroke. They move towards the light. When it's dark they erect with help of mucilage ejection. The scale bar indicates 100 Ám.
Sample from sphagnum pond situated in the northern alpine region of Austria near Salzburg. Images were taken using Zeiss IM35 with Olympus C7070 CCD camera. This image was taken by Wolfgang Bettighofer. Image copyright by Wolfgang Bettighofer (www.protisten.de); image used under license to MBL.
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Limnic and marine Protists of Northern Germany and the Alps
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