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Heterokonta: Chrysophyceae: Ochromonadales: Ochromonadaceae

Ochromonas variabilis
H. Meyer

Genus: Solitary or colonial; body surface delicate; one to two chloroplasts; usually with a stigma; fresh water (Kudo, 1966). One to several chloroplasts; pyrenoid and/or eyespot (stigma) in some; cells naked, globular, ellipsoidal or pyriform (Illustrated Guide, 1985).

Ochromonas variabilis, tape No. 0058, time code 0000, cell body spherical about 7 μm in diam., with two chloroplasts, a contractile vacuole at the base of flagellla, Japan, December, 1998 by Y. Tsukii

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