Hilda Canter-Lund prize 2013

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The annual search for the best photograph on an algal theme is now underway, and you can find more details at http://www.brphycsoc.org/Hilda_Canter-Lund_Prize.lasso.  The image above is the winning entry from the 2011 competition, by Lyra Gaysina from Bashkir State Pedagogical University in Russia and shows coiled filaments of the cyanobacterium Trichormus (Anabaena) variabilis.  The link above contains all the shortlisted images from the 2009, 2010 and 2011 competitions and highlights the extraordinary diversity – and beauty – of microscopic algae.   

 

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