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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Oocystaceae

Ankistrodesmus sp.

Ankistrodesmus Genus: Colonies of 4-32 cells; cell body long crescent or spindle in shape, tapered at both ends; cells attached with each other at the center of the body, paralleled or radially arranged; no gelatinous sheath; a chloroplast; no pyrenoids; planktonic (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).
Similar Genus ->> Monoraphidium; Selenastrum;

Ankistrodesmus sp., similar to A. falcatus but very short, cell body 30 μm long, 2 μm wide, x 640, Nasu, Tochigi Pref., Japan, 2001 collected by H. Shiomizu, photo by Y. Tsukii
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* Ankistrodesmus falcatus (Corda) Ralfs: 25-30 μm long, 2-3 μm wide (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).

Ankistrodesmus gracilis (Reinsch) Korshikov (Syn: Selenastrum gracile Reinsch): A colony of 8-32 cells, cells crescent in shape, 10-15 μm long, 3-5 μm wide, a single flattened chloroplast and a pyrenoid (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).

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