Spirogyra

Spirogyra

Observation - Spirogyra. Description: It has the appearance of very fine bright dark-green filaments and is slimy to the touch when attempts are made to collect it. The mucilage may serve to deter creatures which otherwise attach themselves to underwater plants, so Spirogyra under the microsc

It has the appearance of very fine bright dark-green filaments and is slimy to the touch when attempts are made to collect it. The mucilage may serve to deter creatures which otherwise attach themselves to underwater plants, so Spirogyra under the microscope is usually spotless. http://www.micrographia.com/specbiol/alg/filamen/fila0100.htm