By: Nancy Cherim, UIC, University of New Hampshire
Sample Credit: Caroline Kanaskie, for Natural Resource class – Monitoring Forest Health, NR782/882, taught by Dr. Jeff Garnas, Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment
Taken: with the UIC’s Tescan Lyra 3 GMU scanning electron microscope (SEM) in Parsons Hall room NB 17AD
Other Information: Diatom (Kingdom: Protist) resting on top of perithecia (spore-producing structures), Neonectria spp. While most often associated with aquatic environments (fresh and salt water), diatoms also occur in soils and on damp surfaces, like the bark of this infected beech tree. Magnification 9,450X.
Sample provided by Caroline Kanaskie. This Diatom is resting on top of a perithecia (spore producing structure) of a fungus. While diatoms are most often found in aquatic environments they can occur in soils and on damp surfaces.