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Wim van Egmond Rotterdam, Netherlands Specimen: Golden Algae Colony Technique: Differential Interference Contrast

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Nikon Small World 3rd Place, 2002 Wim van Egmund: Licmophora flabellata (marine diatom) (160x)

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Nikon Small World Image of Distinction, 2011 Debora Leite, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil: Sugarcane root cross section (20x)

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