the diatom Helicotheca tamesis

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Franz Neidl
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the diatom Helicotheca tamesis

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Currently I find many diatoms from the species Helicotheca (syn. Streptotheca) tamesis in the sea plankton. I would be interested in knowing what kind of advantage has this alga from the fact that it is in a twisted form? Is the twisted form against sinking (making biger the friction with the water?). I could'nt find anything about this question in the internet.
Probably it is also for harvesting more light for photosynthesis.
2 photos:
1.) Objective 20x Ph, stack with 25 pictures
2.) Objectiv 40x DIC, stack wit 5 pictures

Franz


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Wow!
This is a beauty. Very nice images.
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Franz :smt038

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Franz,

Your phase image is absolutely stunning!!

Tom

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Very beautiful subject...nice job :wink:

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Wow, I love the first one.

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wow..
uncommon, amazing.
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Really interesting.

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