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Title: Electron Microscope Image: Chytrid microfungus parasitising a diatom (Asterionella formosa)
Description: Depiction: Scanning electron micrograph showing Chytrid microfungus parasitising the diatom Asterionella formosa. The micrograph also shows developed Chytrid zoospores. 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: cultured taken from Windermere, Cumbria
Microscopist: Ken Clarke
Curator: Freshwater Biological Association
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Capture Date: 1988-4-29
Reference: A guide to the interpretation of the electron micrographs contained within the "Ken Clarke Collection"
Subject Keywords: UltrastructureElectron micrographs
Taxonomic Depictions: Asterionella formosa

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Clarke, Ken [Microscopist] (2016) Electron Microscope Image: Chytrid microfungus parasitising a diatom (Asterionella formosa) [image] Freshwater Biological Association [publisher] Permalink:

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