Golden algae in a vase, surely Ochromonas

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Golden algae in a vase, surely Ochromonas

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Generally of fresh water.
Those of the video measure between 10um (0.010mm) and 14um (0.014mm) of length
They have a long flagellum and very short other.
An ocular spot.
Two cloroplastos
In certain circumstances they acquire rounded forms.
We have found them in the heavily polluted water from a flowers vase.
Exists a very similar genre: Spumella
but Spumella is usually colorless.
Oblique light, phase contrast, immersion objective.
Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP_KB2C1grY
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Very good video, as the dimension of this algae is very small.

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Post by carlos.uruguay »

Thank you very much Jean-marc.
With the zoom many clearness gets lost

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Very nice video

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Thank you very much Jacek!

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