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20 eye-opening microscopic images from the Olympus BioScapes Competition

Dec. 13, 2010, 11:42 a.m.
A Spirogyra, a type of filamentous green algae found in freshwater, is shown under brightfield and polarized light.

Photo: Jerzy Gubernator

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Spirogyra

Sixth prize. A spirogyra, a type of filamentous green algae found in freshwater, is shown under brightfield and polarized light.

The image was taken by Jerzy Gubernator of the University of Wroclaw in Wrowclaw, Poland.