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
scale 50 μm scale 100 μm scale 150 μm; x 400 : scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640

Dictyosphaerium, Uruguay 1999, photo by Y. Tsukii

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