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Ceratium hirundinella

caption A resting cyst of Ceratium hirundinella from Lake Kinneret. The cysts are found in the water column during the exponential growth phase and sink to the sediments. Their shape is typical, with 3 elongated horns and at least one centrally located red spot, also visible in this photo
author aalster and tzohary
copyright A Alster & T Zohary, Kinneret Limnological Laboratory, IOLR
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image notes Photo taken with an Olympus BX50 Microscope equipped with DIC optics and PixeLink digital camera, mag. X100
image sets   Lake Kinneret planktonic life forms