Natural symmetry in this one-celled desmid alga
Some single-celled green algae in the desmid family are symmetrical, with two halves joined by a bridge containing the cell’s nucleus. USGS biologist Barry H. Rosen and colleagues have been sampling desmids in Florida’s Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge for more than a year.
Micrasterias furcate var. alata collected in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, May 2017. Photo: Barry H. Rosen, USGS
Barry H. Rosen, USGS