Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Oocystaceae


Kirchneriella Family: Unicells or colonies of non-fixed number of cells; cell body variable in shape; one or more chloroplasts variable in shape; a sexual reproduction by autospore (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Genus: Colonies of 4, 8, 16 or 32 cells in a gelatinous sheath; cell body long cylindroid, strongly curved or twisted, both ends rounded; a chloroplast full within the cell; a single pyrenoid (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).

Kirchneriella, x 400, x 640, Aug. 7-13 1999, Vermont-Maine U.S.A., by Y. Tsukii
scale 50 μm scale 100 μm scale 150 μm; x 400 : scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640

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