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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Oocystaceae

Nephrocytium agardhianum

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).
Species: Colonies of 4-8 cells within a gelatinous sheath; cell body slightly curved reniform, 10-15 μm long, 5-6 μm wide (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Similar genus -->> Oocystis; Kirchneriella obesa;

Nephrocytium agardhianum, cell body crescent shaped, 9 μm long, 5 μm wide, x 640, Koshigaya, Saitama Pref., Japan, July 2001 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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