Not so many heliozoans today.

My “Spirogyra” culture is really a Chlorella culture with a small Spirogyra problem.  Other things in it:  Lots of Rotifers, spiky things that might be Desmids (see below), but only the occasional Acanthocystis (aka heliozoans).  Sure wish I knew if these Chlorella had come from Acanthocystis because I have a little bit of virus I could add to this and get an amplifcation.  Maybe I will throw the dice and try that on Thursday.

Amazing that a cell can be so spiky and angular.


About SubOptimist

I am an Associate Professor in the Science Department at Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston. I teach introductory biology courses at both the majors and non-majors level in addition to microbiology. Previous to that I spent 7 years as a postdoctoral researcher on different viruses. While I don't miss being on the "grant treadmill", I think better when I write and miss writing up data for papers and grants; this blog helps me with that a little. And sometimes my kids' insanely funny and cute antics need to be shared with the world. Any view expressed in this blog is that of me personally and not Georgia Perimeter College or the GPC Clarkston Science Department.
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