Merismopedia (Cyanobacteria)

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Franz Neidl
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Merismopedia (Cyanobacteria)

Post by Franz Neidl »

I found Merismopedia (Cyanobacteria or Cyanophyceae) in the marine plankton. One single alga was about 10 µm long.
Merismopedia divide in only two directions, therefore it is creating a grid-like pattern.
first picture: Obj. 40x, DIC, stack with 5 pics
second picture: Obj. 20x, DIC, stack with 4 pics

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Mitch640
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Post by Mitch640 »

This seems to be something very advanced. Was it free floating? Excellent find.

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Post by Pau »

Excellent images and very interesting subjet.
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Ernst Hippe
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Post by Ernst Hippe »

Hallo Franz,
perfect shots as ever! It's remarkable that only a few cells are green, but the majority reddish - in contrast to the sweet water species being blue-green normally.

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Post by Charles Krebs »

Franz,
As with Ernst, the red color is something I had not seen before. Such interesting geometry...

(looks sort of "digital"...made me think of an old computer punch card. Boy do I feel old now :wink: )

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