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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Micractiniaceae

Golenkinia sp.

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).
Similar genus --> Franceia; Acanthosphaera; Micractinium; Errerella; Chodatella;

Golenkinia sp., cell body spherical 11 μm in diam., hairy spines up to 16 μm long, x 400, x 640, Mizumoto Park, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, Japan, July 2001 by Y. Tsukii
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Franceia Franceia Franceia

Golenkinia paucispina W. et G. S. West: Vegetative cells spherical, 10-18 μm diam., with many short spines 15-20 μm long, 1 chloroplast cup-shaped, 1 pyrenoid (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).

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