About the shape and function of different specimens
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Martin Parnham
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#1 Post by Martin Parnham » Sun Oct 16, 2022 4:32 pm

Hi Folks - I am sure many of us have seen microbes lit up like Christmas trees under polarized light, often Ciliates. For example I took this snap this morning of a Paramecium (sorry for the glare!) -
This article provides some fascinating insights into why this occurs.
After reading this I suspect my Paramecium was very well nourished? Hope you find it as interesting as I did.

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Re: Biocrystallization

#2 Post by Javier » Mon Oct 17, 2022 12:56 am

Thanks for the article. Cool image by the way!

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Re: Biocrystallization

#3 Post by Dennis » Mon Oct 17, 2022 4:10 am

This is all news to me.

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