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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Oocystaceae

Reinsch 1867 (John et al., The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles, 2002)

Family: Unicells or colonies of non-fixed number of cells; cell body variable in shape; one or more chloroplasts variable in shape; asexual reproduction by autospore or autocoenobium (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Genus: Colonies of 4, 8 or 16 cells; planktonic; body crescent in shape; tapered at both ends; cells attached to each other at dorsal surface; a chloroplast curved plate-like, with a pyrenoid (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).
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