detail of cell, walls
Palmodictyon (palm-o-dick-tea-on) is a branching green alga in which coccoid cells are located within a mucus-like branching structure. The mucoid matrix develops a pink colour with age. The cells divide within the matrix and leave vacated cell walls behind, as this detailed micrograph shows. Differential interference contrast. This picture was taken by David Patterson and Aimlee Laderman of material collected from a freshwater Atantic white cedar swamp at Cumloden near Woods Hole in Massachusetts, USA in spring and summer, 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson and Aimlee Ladermann, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Cumloden, Massachusetts, USA
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