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Gyrosigma sp.

caption This pennate diatom is a benthic alga in Lake Kinneret that at times appears in the plankton, especially near the shore. Slightly S-shaped (sigmoid) cell. Stria forom axial and transverse rows. With 2 plate-like plastids, one along each side of the girdle.
author aalster and tzohary
copyright A Alster & T Zohary, Kinneret Limnological Laboratory
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image notes Photo taken with an Olympus BX50 Microscope equipped with DIC optics and PixeLink digital camera, mag. X40
image sets   Lake Kinneret planktonic life forms