Portrait of what we think is Baileya, a testate filose amoeba. The smooth, broadly ellipsoid test is colorless, transparent and strongly flattened. No adherent particles were noted and scales are not visible by light microscopy. Test flexibility was not observed in this species. Filose pseudopodia are seen protruding from the small (~6µ diameter) subapical pseudostome. Ingested algae are visible. From freshwater pond near Boise, Idaho. Phase contrast. This image was taken by William Bourland. He now uses a Zeiss Axioskop 2 with Spot Insight and Spot Flex CCD cameras (Diagnostic Instruments). Image copyright: William Bourland, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere
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