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Gamophyceae: Zygnematales: Zygnemataceae

Spirogyra daedaleoides

Spirogyra Genus: Filament without branching; cell body cylindrical; one or several chloroplasts band-shaped, spirally arranged within the cell, pyrenoids present; septum with or without folded structure (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998). About 300 species (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Species: Vegetative cells 65-240 μm long, 29-36 μm diam.; 1 chloroplast making 2.5-8 turns in each cell; conjugation scalariform; tubes formed from both gametangial cells; female gametangium cylindrical or slightly swelled; zygospores football-shaped (55-85 μm long, 30-36 μm wide) (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).

Spirogyra daedaleoides (or S. singularis ?), cell body μm long, 33-34 μm wide, a single band-form chloroplast making 3-4 turns, x 400, x 640, Kinu river near Kinu-gawa green park, Takanezawa town, Tochigi Pref., Japan, March 29, 2004 by Y. Tsukii
scale 50 μm scale 100 μm scale 150 μm; x 400 : scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
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