Algae World: Phycological Research

Chloroplasts and symmetry in marine Nitzschia species

Nitzschia dicrogramma

The three photographs at the left show three focuses of a stained cell of Nitzschia dicrogramma from Loch Goil, Argyll, W Scotland. The cell was fixed using Flemming's weak solution and stained in haematoxylin: the chloroplasts have stained a pale brown, while the nucleus (centre figure) is darker reddish-brown. The preparation was made in February 1988 and photographed in 2013.

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Mann, D.G. & Trobajo, R. (2014, submitted). Symmetry and sex in Bacillariaceae (Bacillariophyta), with descriptions of three new Nitzschia species.

David Mann and Rosa Trobajo
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and IRTA Catalonia
February 2014

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