Labyrinthula (lab-ee-rin-thule-a). Amazin things, labyrinthulids. There are only a couple of genera of these stramenopiles. Labyrinthula is usually associated with dead and decaying marine plants - such as eel grass. The organisms secrete an ectoplasmic network through which the spindle shaped cells can migrate. Periodically they give rise to flagellated cells. Differential interference contrast. This picture was taken by David Patterson, Linda Amaral Zettler and Virginia Edgcomb of materials from sediments of the marine site, Eel Pond in Austumn 2000, spring and summer 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, L. Amaral-Zettler and V. Edgcomb, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Eel Pond, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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