Asterococcus limneticus is characterized by layers of mucilaginous envelopes around each cell and another gelatinous jacket covering the whole colony. The picture also shows contractile vacuoles. Each cell bears two of them.The scale bar indicates 25 Ám.
Sample from sphagnum pond situated in the northern alpine region of Austria near Salzburg. Images were 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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