ID#: 11790
Under a magnification of 10000X, four-times greater than PHIL 11789, this digitally colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image of an untreated water specimen extracted from a wild stream mainly used to control flooding during inclement weather, revealed the presence of unidentified organisms, which included bacteria, protozoa, and algae. In this particular view, a microorganism is featured, the exterior of which is covered by numerous projections, imparting an appearance of a sea urchin. This microscopic pincushion was tethered to its surroundings by a biofilm, within which many bacteria and amoeboid protozoa could be seen enmeshed as well.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Janice Haney Carr
Creation Date: 2009
Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr
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