Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

Sierra College Biological Sciences'
Microscopic Slide Collection and Associated Images


Saprolegnia (w.m.)


Photomicrograph of Saprolegnia or watermold showing hyphae and oogonia with sexual oospores. Magnification: 100x.

A photomicrograph of a prepared slide showing Saprolegnia or watermold, stained blue and magnified 100x. Hyphae appear as blue, thread-like filaments, while oogonia appear as nearly spherical sacs containing numerous, dark-blue, sexual oospores (smaller blue sphears). Immature oogonia appear solid blue and do not contain visible oospores. Antheridia are difficult to locate.


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