Cyanophyceae: Chroococcales: Chroococcaceae


Order & Family: Floating unicells or a colony within a matrix; no differentiation of apical and base structures; only one family.
Genus: A colony of spherical cells; each cell is not covered with a sheath, instead cells are scattered within a gelatinous matrix; the distance between cells is usually shorter than their diameter (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).

Microcystis, x 400, x 640, Uruguay Nov. 1999, photo by Yuuji Tsukii
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