03. January 2013 · Press release

More images of the alga Lingulodinium polyedrum

Photos of the press release "Alga of the Year 2013: The Microalga Lingulodinium polyedrum Illuminates The Sea

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Chloroplasts containing peridin make Lingulodinium polyedrum appear orange-brown under the light microscope. The unicells photosynthesize utilising light energy. Photo: © Mona Hoppenrath, Senckenberg am Meer, DZMB - Deutsches Zentrum für Marine Biodiversitätsforschung
Lingulodinium polyedrum produces armoured plates which become visible under the electron microscope. Cells are between 35-55 µm in size. Photo: © Mona Hoppenrath, Senckenberg am Meer, DZMB - Deutsches Zentrum für Marine Biodiversitätsforschung