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Title: Electron Microscope Image: Asterionella parasitised by Chytrid microfungus
Description: Depiction: Scanning electron micrograph showing Chytrid microfungus parasitising the diatom Asterionella formosa. The micrograph also shows a small bacteria parasitising the Chytrid. Small spines are visible on the valve margins of Asterionella formosa. Size of Recorded Feature: Chytrid size: 1.8- 2.0 micrometres and bacteria cell: 0.5 micrometres. General Habitat: Freshwater habitat. Trophic Status: Asterionella formosa is an autotrophe organism and both Chytrid and bacteria are parasites. Context: Image shows typical form. Preparation: Critical-point dried material sputtered with gold for scanning electron microscopy. Source of subject matter: Culture taken from Windermere, Cumbria.
Microscopist: Ken Clarke
Curator: Freshwater Biological Association
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Capture Date: 1990-10-22
Reference: A guide to the interpretation of the electron micrographs contained within the "Ken Clarke Collection"
Subject Keywords: UltrastructureBacteriaElectron micrographs
Taxonomic Depictions: Asterionella formosa

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Clarke, Ken [Microscopist] (2016) Electron Microscope Image: Asterionella parasitised by Chytrid microfungus [image] Freshwater Biological Association [publisher] Permalink:

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