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Chlorophyta: Gamophyceae: Zygnematales: Desmidiaceae
(Bory) Ehrenberg var. moniliferum
Genus: Cell body crescent in shape (long, curved, tapered at both ends); cross section rounded;
cell wall smooth or with longitudinal lines, bands on the cell wall in some species;
chloroplast laminae ridged and radially arranged, which makes cross section star-shaped;
pyrenoids aligned or scattered (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Closterium moniliferum, a clone (Sak-1) cultured with Hyponex and KCM medium,
tape No. 0056, time code 1515,
cell body μm long, μm wide,
Kurome River, Asaka City, Saitama Pref., Japan, September 2000, by Y. Tsukii
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