Botany Microscope Prepared Slides

The following are images that were captured with the DMBA210 digital microscope at 100x magnification. These prepared slides are included in the Botany prepared slide kit. View all prepared slide kits here.



Yeast Microscope Image

Whole mount showing budding Lichens. Yeasts are eukaryotic micro-organisms classified in the kingdom Fungi.

Wheat Rust Microscope Image Wheat Rust
Puccinia Graminis (wheat rust) section of aecia. This is a fungus that is a significant disease affecting cereal crops. Learn more here.
Penicillium Microscope Image Penicillium
Whole mount showing broom-like conidiosphores. This fungi is used to produce penicillin.
Spirogyra Microscope Image Spirogyra
Whole mount of vegetative filaments with multiple chloroplast. Spirogyra is a genus of filamentous green algae of the order Zygnematales, and is named for the helical or spiral arrangement of the chloroplasts that is diagnostic of the genus.
Moss Microscope Image Moss
This is protonema moss, of germinating spores. Moss are small, soft plants that commonly grow together in clumps in damp or shaded locations. Moss do not have flowers or seeds and their simple leaves cover the thin wiry stems.
Mushroom Microscope Image

Coprinus (mushrooms) cross-section of gills with basidia and spores. Mushrooms are the spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus. Learn more about coprinus mushrooms here.

Chlamydomonas Microscope Image Chlamydomonas
A genus of green alga, Chlamydomonas are unicellular flagellates. Learn more here.
Diatom Microscope Image Diatom
This is a whole mount of mixed fresh water diatoms. Diatoms are a major group of algae and one of the most common types of phytoplankton. View more images here.
Aspergillus Microscope Image Aspergillus
A genus consiting of several hundred mold species found in various climates worldwide. When first discovered in 1729 by an Italian Priest, while viewing the fungi under a microscope he was reminded of the shape of an aspergillum (holy water sprinkler) and named the genus accordingly.
Blue Green Algae Microscope Image Blue Green Algae
Blue green algae is also known as Cyanobacteria and is a phylum of bacteria that obtain their energy through photosynthesis. Learn more here.

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