Oedogonium forms unbranched filaments which are attached on stones or plants. The cell type which is able to divide more than one time get rib-likebands which go all round the cell when they divide. So the number of „ribs“ indicate the number of divisions the cell has undergone. Scale bar indicates 25µm.
Sample from a little creek near Kiel. This image was taken using Zeiss Universal 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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