Desmid Micrasterias, a chlorophyceae alga of extraordinary beauty, beginning to divide. Micrasterias have bilateral symmetry, with two mirror image semi-cells joined by a narrow isthmus containing the nucleus. Image captured using darkfield and polarized light. Honorable Mention, 2010 Olympus...more
Image contributed by Antonio Guillén; 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®
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