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Chlorophyta: Gamophyceae: Zygnematales: Desmidiaceae

Closterium moniliferum
(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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