29236D

29236D
Caption: Pyramimonas sp. - flagellated, scale-covered, marine, green alga. The genus Pyramimonas is a single celled alga that belongs to the group of green algae (Chlorophyta) called prasinophytes. The cell possesses one to many flagella for motility and contains only 1-2 chloroplasts for photosynthesis (not shown in this image). Some species supplement their nutrition by ingesting bacteria and other organic matter, a process called mixotrophy. The cell body is covered with cellulose scales in several layers. These scales can have have a complex morphology. Pyramimonas species are abundant in marine plankton and are typically part of the nanoplankton of the sea.
Magnification*: x3,465
Type: SEM
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