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Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM) and its application to fossil dinoflagellate cysts

4.c) Application of CLSM to fossil dinoflagellate cysts:

An Example from the Middle Jurassic  Hapsidaulax margarethae SARJEANT 1975 emend. SARJEANT & STANCLIFFE 1990

Light microscope images, descending focus series. Specimen uncoloured.

CLSM images

Red/green anaglyph.
The species is characterised by long processes radially arising from a central body which are distally interconnected by trabeculae. The red/green anaglyph let easily visualise the complicated three-dimensional organisation of the cyst.

Please use red/green glasses for stereoscopic viewing.

Extended focus image of a 40.5 Ám thick specimen. The image is composed of a stack of 80 single optical sections. Distance between single optical sections: 0.51 Ám.