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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Scenedesmaceae

Dicloster sp.

Dicloster Genus: Planktonic; colony of 4 (or 2 or 8) cells; cell body crescent in shape, both ends drawn out as spiny projections; two cells attached each other at the outward mid-region forming "X"-shaped pairs, two pairs attached at the extreme of the cells; a single chloroplast plate-like in shape, with two pyrenoids (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).
Similar genus -->> Selenastrum;

Dicloster sp. or Scenedesmus acuminatus var. elongatus ?, cell body 44 μm long, 4 μm wide, x 640, Akigase Park, Saitama city, Saitama Pref., Japan, March 2002 by Y. Tsukii
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