Labyrinthula (lab-ee-rin-thule-a). 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. This image is from a culture growing on agar showing cells and some of the ectoplasmic strands. Phase contrast. This picture was taken by David Patterson and Mark Farmer of material from freshwater sites in the vicinity of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA) in April, 2001 and from collections of organisms maintained at the University. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson and Mark Farmer, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Athens, Georgia, USA
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