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Chroococcus turgidus

caption This cyanobacterium is common in the plankton of Lake Kinneret throughout the year. The image shows a cell in division and and the typical cell envelopes. Usually 2-8 cells in a colony, with clearly delimited mucilaginous envelopes surrounding the individual cells following its contour, and the entire colony. Cell diameter: 8-11 um.
author aalster
copyright A Alster & T Zohary, Kinneret Limnological Laboratory, IOLR
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anatomical section Dividing cell
image sets   Lake Kinneret planktonic life forms