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Phytoplankton of the Month

Lingulodinium polyedrum — August 2020

Lingulodinium polyedrum

Lingulodinium polyedrum. A-C = Cell in different views; D = Cyst; E = Squashed cell in ventral view. Photographer/artist: Mats Kuylenstierna
Figs from: http://nordicmicroalgae.org/taxon/Lingulodinium%20polyedrum

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