Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

Sierra College Biological Sciences'
Microscopic Slide Collection and Associated Images




Photomicrograph of Desmids showing a variety of genera stained pink or blue. Magnification: 400x.

A photomicrograph of a prepared slide showing a variety of genera categorized as Desmids, stained pink or blue and magnified 400 times. Desmids are often composed of two semicells connected by a narrow isthmus. The two semicells often appear as mirror images. Desmids are some of the most beautiful microscopic algae found in fresh water.


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