Images of Golden Alga, Prymnesium parvum Cells

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microscopic image of golden alga cel
Photo by Dr. Carmelo Tomas, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

microscopic image of golden alga cells

Photo by Dr. John LaClaire, University of Texas at Austin

golden alga cell
Photo by Dave Buzan

golden alga cell
Photo by Greg Southard

golden alga cells
Photo by Dave Buzan

golden alga cell
Photo by Greg Southard

golden alga cells
Photo by Greg Southard

golden alga cell
Photo by Greg Southard

golden alga cell
Photo by Greg Southard

golden alga cell
Photo by Greg Southard

golden alga cell
Photo by Greg Southard

multiple golden alga cells
Photo by Greg Southard

Mixed population with P. parvum

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Aditional Information:

Would you like to know more?
The Biology of Golden Alga summarizes what we know about the alga and its toxins.

Where does golden alga fit compared to other single-celled organisms?
The Golden Alga Family Tree gives examples of and information about golden alga and other protists.

What does golden alga look like?
TPWD Golden Alga Images has photos of fish kills, golden algal cells, and short videos of live golden alga. These images may be used for noncommercial/educational purposes as long as TPWD is given credit and other site policies are followed.

Golden Alga Information Card: TPWD has collaborated with TCEQ and other entities to produce a golden alga information card(pdf document). The purpose of this card is to educate the public on golden alga blooms and answer some common questions. Hard copies of this card are available for free by contacting 512 389-8750.

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