micro-organisms in focus
This image of Micrasterias papillifera gives a clear view of the cell wall of this attractive small Micrasterias species. It is tempting to focus on the spines running along the edge of the desmid. You'll miss many interesting features if you don't look at other focus layers.
In some case you'll have to focus on certain features on the cell wall if you want to determine a species.
Combining different focus layers enables you to get a better idea of what microscopic organisms look like.
For an overview of desmids go to a Gallery of Desmids
Wait for the second image to load and move your mouse over the image to switch focus
Comments to the authors Comments to the author sent via our contacts page quoting page url plus : ('wells','')">Bill Ells & Comments to the author sent via our contacts page quoting page url plus : ('wegmond','')">Wim van Egmond are welcomed.
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All photographs © Wim van Egmond
Published in the March 2001 edition of Micscape Magazine.
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