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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Oocystaceae

Nephrocytium shilleri

Nephrocytium Genus: Colony of 4, 8 or 16 cells, within a gelatinous sheath, which is spherical or ellipsoidal in shape; cell body broad crescent in shape, both ends rounded; a single chloroplast plate-like in shape, with a pyrenoid (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).
Similar genus -->> Oocystis;

Nephrocytium shilleri Comas ?, cell body 16 μm long, 6 μm wide, L/W=2.7, x 640, Kannon-numa Forest Park (pond), Shimogo town, Fukushima Pref., Japan, July 10, 2005, collected by Eizaburo Tsukii, photo by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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Cell body 18 μm long, 7.5 μm wide, L/W=2.4, x 640
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