281121D

281121D
Caption: Green alga (Tetraselmis sp.). Tetraselmis is a marine, motile phytoplankton that has 4 flagella. It has very high lipid levels and also contains natural amino acids that stimulate feeding by other marine animals. It is used as a food source for feeding marine crustaceans, especially shrimp and mollusks. Tetraselmis chuii is a species that contains 10% lipid and is used to produce biodiesel.
Magnification*: x2,400
Type: SEM
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