Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

Sierra College Biological Sciences'
Microscopic Slide Collection and Associated Images


Spirogyra (w.m.)


Photomicrograph of Spirogyra, a filamentous green algae, showing two different species. Magnification: 100x.

A photomicrograph of a prepared slide showing Spirogyra, a filamentous green algae, stained blue-green and magnified 100x. The vegetative cells of Spirogyra are rod shaped and attached end-to-end in long, filamentous chains. One or more, ribbon-like, spiral chloroplasts (visible inside each cell) are characteristics useful in identificaion.


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