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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 Selenastrum ?), cell body μm long, μm wide, x 640, Kijioka Castle Ruin, Kodama town, Saitama Pref., Japan, June 2003 by Y. Tsukii
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Dicloster Dicloster

Dicloster acuatus Jao, Wei & Hu var. acuatus: Colonies of 4, or 2 or 8 cells, free-floating; cell body crescent in shape, both ends elongated to form a spiny projections, cells attached each other by their convex side; a single chloroplast parietal, plate-like, with large two pyrenoids; cell body 3.5-7 μm wide, 18-28 μm long without spines, spines 20-25 μm long; (Photomicrographs of the Fresh-water Algae, vol. 5, 1986).

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