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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Dictyosphaeriaceae

Dimorphococcus lunatus
A. Braun

Genus: Planktonic; colony of 16, 32 or 64 cells, irregular in shape, without gelatinous sheath; colony consists of subsets of 4 cells connected by gelatinous filaments extending from the center; each subset consists of cells of two types, 2 cells located outward, kidney- or heart-shaped, other 2 cells located inward, cylidrical, both ends rounded; a single chloroplast plate-like in shape, slightly curved, with a pyrenoid (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).

Dimorphococcus lunatus A. Braun ?, tape No. 0128, time code 0834, a colony of 16 cells within a gelatinous matrix, cells kidney-like in shape, cell body 20 μm long, 6 μm wide x 400, x 640, Higashi-hiroshima, Hiroshima Pref., Japan, October, 1998 by Y. Tsukii

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