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Thalassiosira rotula

caption The members of the colony are interconnected by a bundle of threads arising from the central strutted processes. Numerous delicate spines protruding from the marginal strutted processes are visible. Scale bar indicates 50 ┬Ám. The image was built using several photomicrographic frames with manual stacking technique.
Sample from North Sea near Helgoland (spring diatom bloom).
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author Wolfgang Bettighofer
copyright Wolfgang Bettighofer
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image notes Images were taken using Zeiss Universal with Olympus C7070 CCD camera.
image sets   Marine and freshwater protist images