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Id 122
Identification Type Algae
Name Chrysophyte
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Unique Identification: Chrysophyte
Site name: Twin Lake
Light type: not specified
Magnification: not specified
Submitted by: Mark Edlund
Notes: These are chrysophyte cysts, a siliceous resting stage. In smear slides they often contain an air bubble, but some specimens in this image do not. If you look closely you will see a small pore that may have a collar or neck, and the cysts are often ornamented with ridges, spines, or patterned surfaces
Image Tags: transparent siliceous colorless circular spherical air-bubble pore chrysophyte cyst
Unique Identification: Chrysophyte
Site name: Twin Lake
Light type: not specified
Magnification: not specified
Submitted by: Mark Edlund
Notes: These are chrysophyte cysts, a siliceous resting stage. In smear slides they often contain an air bubble, but some specimens in this image do not. If you look closely you will see a small pore that may have a collar or neck, and the cysts are often ornamented with ridges, spines, or patterned surfaces
Image Tags: transparent siliceous colorless circular spherical air-bubble pore chrysophyte cyst
Unique Identification: Chrysophyte
Site name: Twin Lake
Light type: not specified
Magnification: not specified
Submitted by: Mark Edlund
Notes: These are chrysophyte cysts, a siliceous resting stage. In smear slides they often contain an air bubble, but some specimens in this image do not. If you look closely you will see a small pore that may have a collar or neck, and the cysts are often ornamented with ridges, spines, or patterned surfaces
Image Tags: transparent siliceous colorless circular spherical air-bubble pore chrysophyte cyst
Unique Identification: Chrysophyte
Taxon: Synurophyceae
Site name: Lake Superior, WI
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Mark Edlund
Notes: These are examples of siliceous scales that cover the cells of the scaled chrysophytes or the Synurophyceae. Patterns and shapes of the scales can be used to identify each species. Scales can be abundant in lakes sediments; however, the siliceous cysts or statocysts of chrysophytes are often more common.
Image Tags: siliceous transparent scale oval round spiny rimmed ornamented bristly