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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Dictyosphaeriaceae

Dimorphococcus lunatus
A. Braun

Dimorphococcus Genus: Planktonic; colony of 16, 32 or 64 cells, irregular in shape, without gelatinous sheath; colony consists of subsets of 4 cells connected by gelatinous filaments extending from the center; each subset consists of cells of two types, 2 cells located outward, kidney- or heart-shaped, other 2 cells located inward, cylidrical, both ends rounded; a single chloroplast plate-like in shape, slightly curved, with a pyrenoid (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).

Dimorphococcus lunatus A. Braun ?, cell body 12 μm long, 4 μm wide, x 640, Tane-ike (pond), Togakushi highland, Shinano town, Nagano Pref., Japan, June 12, 2005 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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