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Chlamydomonas#80504

Caption

Transmission electron microscope image, showing an example of green algae (Chlorophyta).

Chlamydomanas reinhardtii is a unicellular flagellate used as a model system in molecular genetics work and flagellar motility studies.

This image of a thin section through a whole Chlamydomonas, shows the chloroplast, pyrenoid(surrounded by a shell of starch grains), mitochondria, nucleus, vacuoles, eye spot, and the cell wall.

JEOL 100CX TEM

Writer

Elizabeth Smith, Louisa Howard, Erin Dymek

Keywords

Algae, TEM, Chlamydomonas, chloroplast, cell wall, mitochondria, eye spot