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Advent Botany 2016 – Day : The beauty of snowflakes microscopic algae — Culham Research Group

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By Isabelle Charmantier Bicosoeca growing on AsterionellaAh, the snowflake: symbol of short winter days, crisp frosty mornings, Carol singing under the stars and the Christmas season. However, this is not a snowflake. It is a photograph of the mass development of the flagellate protozoan Bicosoeca on Asterionella. Asterionella is a genus of pennate freshwater diatoms,…

via Advent Botany 2016 – Day : The beauty of snowflakes microscopic algae — Culham Research Group

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