Blue-green algae, Spirulina platensis, LM


Light micrograph of a strand of Spirulina platensis, a type of blue green alga. Blue-green algae are prokaryotic organisms that do not have a membrane-bound nucleus and make their food by photosynthesis. Some species of Spirulina are eaten as a protein-rich health food. 160x at 35mm.

Credit: Michael Abbey / Science Source

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