Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Dictyosphaeriaceae
Family: Colonial, usually with a gelatinous coat; 4 daughter cells are connected with
filaments derived from their maternal cell wall; cell body spherical, elliptical or heart-shaped;
a single chloroplast plate-like or cup-shaped containing a pyrenoid; asexual reproduction by
autospore, sexual reproduction by fertilization of egg and sperm.
Genus: Cells are equal in size
(Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Dictyosphaerium, x 400, x 640, Uruguay Nov. 1999, photo by Yuuji Tsukii
150 μm; x 400 :
94 μm; x 640
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