Kōrero: Life in hot springs

Cyanidium cells

Cyanidium cells

This transmission electron microscope photograph shows Cyanidium cells from Lake Rotokawa. The pale grains within the cells are starch accumulated by the alga, while the darker masses are the chloroplasts where photosynthesis takes place. The cells are ringed by amorphous silica.

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GNS Science, Extremophile photo collection
Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) by Kim Handley

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bruce Mountain, 'Life in hot springs - Acidophiles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6464/cyanidium-cells (accessed 7 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Bruce Mountain, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006