Shape Search (cell in a chain or colony)

Shapes are grouped according to common features. Scroll down to find the shape of the chain or colony you are trying to identify, then click on the grouping.

String of pearls, straight, curled, or spiral
Rods in a filament, straight or curved
Clump of round cells
Rods radiating from a central point
Rectangular cells arranged in zigzag or fan-shaped pattern
Squares or rectangles with projections in a chain
Squares or rectangles in a chain with spines or horns
Rectangles in a chain without spines or horns
Rectangles in a chain separated by long projections
Squashed hamburgers" in a chain
Squares or circles in a chain connected by a thread
Checkerboard square
Irregularly shaped colonies
Squares in a chain with setae