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Gamophyceae: Desmidales: Desmidiaceae
(Charophyceae: Zygnematales: Desmidiaceae)

Desmidium sp.

Desmidium swartzii Genus: Cell body short, with a deep constriction at the center, apical view fusiform or radially symmetrical; cell apexes without spiny projections; intermediate zone or folded structure appeared during cell division; zygospores remain within their mother cells (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Species: (Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae, vol. 1, 1984).

Desmidium sp. ?, cell body 22 μm long, 44 μm wide, body covered with gelatinous material, x 100, x 200, Vermont-Maine U.S.A., August 7-13, 1999, by Y. Tsukii
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