This is a green algae... – Success Chemistry

This is a green algae...

This is a green algae called Cosmarium. This is a rare photograph as it shows a cell (left) from its short side. Normally, the cover glass forces the cell to lay flat ending up in the position you can see to the right. However, in this case, I mounted the Cosmarium cells in a thick agarose jelly and they ended up in the position they happened to be in when the jelly hardened. Then I used a water immersion objective with a very long working distance to capture the image. I was lucky to find them in opposite direction so close to each other. It is a focus stack of 47 images. The length of a cell is around 50 microns. #instamood #micro#microscopy #microscope #pondlife #bioart #sciart #scicomm #stem #underwater #algae #zoology #ecology #biotechnology #scientist #biology #microbiology #environment #botany #wildlife #cell #evolution #macro #science #instascience #art #flower #tree #desmids #cosmarium #microscopy

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