Cellular detail at high magnification. In the lower a cross-section through the is visible. The is a layer beneath the cell membrane. The nuclei are enveloped with a layer of symbiotic bacteria. This is seen in the upper center of the image. Pelomyxa don´t own mitochondria, and these bacteria act like mitochondria. indicates 10 µm.
Sample from a freshwater pond on the island of Hiddensee (Baltic Sea, Germany). This image was taken using Zeiss Universal with Olympus C7070 CCD camera.
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