sulcus and girdle
Gymnodinium catenatum (jim-know-din-ee-um) is a chain forming motile species associated with the production of toxins. This image of the ventral surface of several cells shows the equatorial groove or girdle and longitudinal groove or cingulum. Flagella can also be seen. Because of the toxicity, correct identification is important and needs expert input, which can be obtained from other sites such as IOC Harmful Algal Bloom Program. Differential interference microscopy.
data on this strain. This image is of material from Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Culture of Marine Phytoplankton, images taken by David Patterson and Bob Andersen. Image copyright: Bob Andersen and D. J. Patterson, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Culture of Marine Phytoplankton (CCMP)
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