Prepared microscope slide: Mnium archegonia l. s.
Kingdom: Plantae / Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae / Infrakingdom: Streptophyta / Division: Bryophyta / Subdivision: Bryophytina / Class: Bryopsida / Subclass: Bryidae / Order: Bryales / Family: Mniaceae / Genus: Mnium
The main image is of Mnium archegonia at 40x, showing oblong antheridia being supported on a base of gametophyte tissue. Additional images are at 100x and 400x. All images were illuminated using the Pedersen Dual Quarter Wave Technique (PDQWT)*.
Click here for a view of Mnium archegonia at 100x.
Click here for a view of Mnium archegonia at 400x.
*The Pedersen Dual Quarter Wave Technique (PDQWT) involves placing over the source of illumination a pair of one quarter wave polarizing surfaces that are rotated, one against the other, to control the amount of back light on a prepared microscope slide.
This slide was prepared by Harris Biological Supplies # B.5-205. It has been used in an unknown classroom setting. From the quality of the work, and the general appearance, it is estimated to have been prepared prior to 1960.
Forensics Lab Supply Number 3863388.
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This slide is placed here primarily so that everyone with an interest would be able to view it as though viewing through a microscope at different magnifications.
Image copyright held by Alan J. Pedersen.
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