Lichen ascocarp, ~400x

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Cross section through a lichen ascocarp (fruiting body).  The hymenium of asci is visible, as are many ascospores inside the asci.  Fungal hyphae are seen as long strands of blue/pink cells; algae or cyanobacterial symbionts are the stained circles inside the body.
Cross section through a lichen ascocarp (fruiting body). The hymenium of asci is visible, as are many ascospores inside the asci. Fungal hyphae are seen as long strands of blue/pink cells; algae or cyanobacterial symbionts are the stained circles inside the body.
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Keywords:
  • OCC
  • fungus
  • microscope