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Nitzschia sigmoidea

caption Nitschia sigmoidea, pennate diatom, near shore, benthic. Solitary cells are very large, usually > 150 μm long, with a broad girdle view, at least 10 μm across, cells usually slightly sigmoid. With two plate-like chloroplasts, one on each side of a central colorless region and not reaching the ends of the cell.
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. X20
image sets   Lake Kinneret planktonic life forms