Heterokonta: Eustigmatophyceae: Eustigmatales
By Pavel Skaloud (photo and identification)
Department of Botany,
Charles University, Prague
round cells with thin cell wall. Within the cell,
there is a conspicuous orange-red eyespot, which lies outside the chloroplast.
It consist of a number of carotenoid-containing globules, which are not enclosed by membranes.
Cells are 8-12 μm in diam., x 1000.
Locality: soil sample, top of the Borec Hill, Ceske Stredohori Mountains, Czech Republic, August 2001, by P. Skaloud
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