Phacus pleuronectes, euglenoid flagellate with a rigid, leaf-shaped pellicle with fine longitudinal striations and short curved spinous posterior. Many discoid chloroplasts. Usually with one large circular central paramylon body (although two are seen in this individual). Red stigma. From freshwater pond near Boise, Idaho. Brightfield This image was taken by William Bourland. He now uses a Zeiss Axioskop 2 with Spot Insight and Spot Flex CCD cameras (Diagnostic Instruments). Image copyright: William Bourland, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere
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