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In one of my cultures live many Dinoflagellates. I don't have the literature to identify the species, but I thought I'll show some images anyway.

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Marvelous!!
Thank you for sharing it!
A good text:
http://www.kisr.edu.kw/Data/Site1/image ... 5-04-5.pdf

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Post by Ecki »

This is a freshwater Dinoflagellate but thanks for the link anyway, Carlos. I have very little literature on Dinoflagellates.

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Post by carlos.uruguay »

I'm sorry Ecki
Here some pages of freshwater dinoflagellates:
http://tolweb.org/Dinoflagellates/2445
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 5317.x/pdf
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awesome, great :shock:

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Hi,

WARNING! The algaeweb link above contains a java script virus. It contains a Trojan that most likely do evil.

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Sorry!!!!
I've already deleted this link!
My antivirus not it had detected

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Dazzling!

I wonder if the pores within each Voronoi cell are located on the mathematical generating points of the polygons? Perhaps the algorithm that describes the polygon edges also situates the pores...
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Absolutely interesting.

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Post by René »

Good details. What about the rest of the dino Ecki?
The pores are quite complex, I see that also in some marine dino's like Protoceratium. Bruce, what is a Voronoi cell?

A good starting point for dino's is the Schiller monograph (2 volumes, Rabenhorst's Kryptogamen Flora, in German), downloadable from the biodiversity heritage library.

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René wrote: Bruce, what is a Voronoi cell?
Voronoi diagrams are patterns of tesselating polygons generated from fairly simple algorithms. These tesselations appear commonly in the natural world (in the spots of a giraffe, for instance). We microscopists see such patterns frequently, in the cells of some plants, the carapaces of arthropods, the "silverline system" of some ciliate cortices, dinoflagellate thecal plates. Soap bubbles, too! :D

By "Voronoi cell" I just meant the individual polygons in the "diagram," which is generated from "seed" points randomly scattered over a surface. I was just idly wondering whether the pores of this dinoflagellate were located exactly at the seed points of the pattern.
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:shock: :shock: :shock:

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Amazing, I love all your SEM pictures, the quality and details are incredible.

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Stunning... fantastic to see this level of detail!

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Post by Ecki »

René,

You've got me there :D This is just the epitheka. I have a nice culture in a petri dish with those dinoflagellates and Arcella. Somehow they did not attach to the coverslip that I prepared. I only found this piece. How do you get them to adhere to a coverslip for SEM preparation?

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