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Peridinium gatunense

caption Peridinium gatunense (note its flagellum extending downwards!) next to a colony of Microcystis (note the huge difference in cell sizes!). Peridinium gatunense, a large dinoflagellate (ca. 50 um diameter) is the main bloom-forming species in the plankton of Lake Kinneret. At the height of the bloom it forms patches in which cell densities are particularly high and the water gets coffee color. Peridinium has 2 unequal flagella, the longitudinal \
author aalster and tzohary
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image sets   Lake Kinneret planktonic life forms