Acanthocystis turfacea (a-can-tho-sis-tis tur- fats-ee-a), a centrohelid heliozoon. Body coated with a layer of flattened siliceous scales and spine scales. Spine scales are of two lengths, and forked at their apices. This sample from moss. Nucleating site for axopodia just about evident in the cell to the right. Differential interference contrast. This picture was taken by David Patterson and Aimlee Laderman of material collected from a freshwater Atantic white cedar swamp at Cumloden near Woods Hole in Massachusetts, USA in spring and summer, 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson and Aimlee Ladermann, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Cumloden, Massachusetts, USA
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