Month: October 2014


Foldscope is coming!Soon the microscopic world is within reach to everybody. And not only for fun, but for the benefit of all mankind. I'm happy to be involved in this project.Like they say:"Finally, we are as excited about scaling up this project as you are about using and sharing the microscopic world with everyone. We hope to build a community that grows with time, is passionate about teaching each other the mysteries of the microscopic world and finally has empathy towards the divide that exists in access to scientific tools and wants to contribute positively towards eliminating the same."...
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Nephrochlamys allanthoidea Korshikov 1953

In two samples a lot Nephrochlamys-cells. Were they really N. allanthoidea instead of the more common N. subsolitaria (nowadays N. rostrata, according to Nygaard, Komárek, J.Kristiansen & O.M.Skulberg 1986 (which I have not yet had the pleasure of reading - you can throw a copy this way, if you are passing by))?If all goes well, N. allanthoidea very easy to identify. One can see the short, blunt wing-like extensions on the sides of the mother cell, like here in the original drawing of Korshikov.   Korshikov 1953But sometimes it does not have them. I'd say, keep on looking, for other...
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