Stylonychia is a genus of ciliates which appears commonly in both terrestrial and aquatic habitats. It is easily recognized by its oval shape and tufts of joined cilia called cirri, some of which are used as “legs” and give the cell an almost insect-like appearance. In this illustration I have also included a robust network of fungal hyphae, which are an important feature of a healthy and balanced soil ecosystem.
I hope that my artwork can help bring people a little bit closer to the invisible world of microbiology that we depend on for so much.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.