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Exploring the miniature world

Issue 39: January 1999. Next update Feb. 13th.


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Image right: Spirogyra, showing stages of conjugation, a form of reproduction. It's an easy algae to find and study.

Image Jan Parmentier.

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Articles this Month

Spirogyra - an easy to find 'classic' algae. A beautifully illustrated article showing reproduction by conjugation. Haematococcus - an attractive algae commonly found in bird baths which can colour the bottom deposit and water red.
Forams as indicators - the beautiful foraminifera are useful indicators eg. for monitoring pollution. Barnacles - the larval stages are very attractive and fascinating to study.
Moulds - are often found on decaying fruit etc. in the kitchen and worth studying. Image of the month - fascinating SEM photo's of parts of plants, courtesy of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Snow critters - a fascinating look at the many small invertebrates that can still be found during the winter snows. Video gallery - new series for '99. Share your video clips with us. This month the beating cilia of a protozoan.
An unusual protozoa? - an amateur microscopist seeks help identifying a protozoan. Microscopy around the home: inkjet ingenuity - low power microscopy can help reveal how this miniature engineering marvel works.
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