I found this strange star-like thing while observing a slide of onion root somatic cells. I don't know that it is; I even doubt if it is an organism. It has conical arms directed radially outwards all over it's body. It wasn't moving. If it was indeed living, maybe I had killed it while flaming the slide. Anyway, I am interested in knowing more about this unexpected guest of mine. Can anyone tell me what it is ?