By Michael J. Leboffe, Gary D. Wisehart, Erin C. Rempala
This publication is a full-color complement that gives images of preserved specimens and photographs taken at a number of aquaria to supply insurance of organisms within the world's oceans. it really is designed to accompany any marine biology textual content or laboratory handbook.
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Only two species are recognized. This is likely C. fusiformis. (f) On the left is a single cell of Asterionella. Typically, these cells form a circular arrangement where the dilated portions are connected and the narrower portions project outward like spokes on a wagon wheel. The other smaller diatom was not identifiable. (g) Wedge-shaped cells characterize Licomorpha. In this micrograph, a Licomorpha colony is growing as an epiphyte on a red alga. The branched stalks are made of a gelatinous material.
Thecae are produced by alveoli and thus these alveoli differ from the pellicular aveoli of the Ciliophora. Species with thecae are called armored, whereas those without thecae are naked. The number and arrangement of thecal plates is a major morphological feature used in dinoflagellate taxonomy. Most dinoflagellates have a complex life cycle with several stages, one of which has two haploid nuclei each from different cells. Reproduction is generally asexual using binary fission. However, gametes may form and sexual reproduction occur.
From this view, it is clear that there are two attached cells. Note the delicate hexagonal holes in the cell wall and the numerous chloroplasts. (d) This specimen is either Pleurosigma or Gyrosigma in valve view. ) It is a pennate diatom with two ribbon-like chromoplasts on either side. Note also the oil droplets. (e) Long, thin extensions projecting from an enlarged central region characterize the frustules of Cylindrotheca. Only two species are recognized. This is likely C. fusiformis. (f) On the left is a single cell of Asterionella.