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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Oocystaceae

Selenastrum sp.

Selenastrum 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).
Similar Genus ->> Kirchneriella; Ankistrodesmus; Selenodictyum;

Selenastrum sp., cell body 33 μm long, 3 μm wide, both ends tapered, x 400, x 640, Karasu-ga-mori koen, Nishinasuno-machi, Tochigi Pref., Japan, January 2001 by Y. Tsukii
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Selenastrum Selenastrum

Selenastrum, x 400, x 640, Karasugamori, Nasu-shiobara city (formerly Kuroiso city), Tochigi Pref., 2001, by Y. Tsukii

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