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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Micractiniaceae

Golenkinia radiata
(Chodat) Wille

Golenkinia Genus: Unicellular, but autospore may become temporary colonical; planktonic; cell body spherical with many elongated spiny projections; a single chloroplast cup-shaped, with a single pyrenoid (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).
Species: Vegetative cells spherical, 8-10 μm diam., with short spines 20-40 μm long, 1 chloroplast cup-shaped, 1 pyrenoid (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Similar genus --> Franceia; Acanthosphaera; Micractinium; Errerella; Chodatella;

Golenkinia radiata (Chodat) Wille, cell body 13 μm in diam., spiny projections up to 50 μm long, L/W=3.3, x 640, Nanbata castle park, Fujimi city, Saitama Pref., Japan, September 18, 2005 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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