Gallery of Desmids by Jan Parmentier & Wim van Egmond

Desmid locomotion

 


In many species you can see a layer of mucilage around the cell, it is easy to see when you add a drop of black ink to the sample or use phase contrast on your microscope.

Desmids can even locomote by selective extrusion of mucilage.

Because in this Xanthidium the mucilage was extruded from tiny pores, it appears as strands.



Xanthidium

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