Portrait of centrohelid heliozoan with thick wavy gelatinous mantle incorporating scales. Probably from a genus in the Raphidiophryidae Mikrjukov, 1996, probably Raphidiophrys. This species contains zoochlorellae. From stagnant freshwater pool near Boise, Idaho. I would like to thank Vasilij Zlatogursky of St. Petersburg University for his assistance in identifying this specimen. Brightfield.. 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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