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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Scenedesmaceae

G.M. Smith 1913

Family: Colonies of a fixed number of cells (4, 8, 16, 32, or more) arranged 2- or 3-dimensionally; cells spherical, ellipsoidal, polygonal, etc. in shape; chloroplasts 1 or several, plate-like in shape, with 1 pyrenoid; asexual reproduction by autocoenobium (Illustrations of The Japanese Fresh-water Algae, 1977).
Genus: Planktonic; colony of 4 cells; cell body crescent in shape, both ends pointed; four cells radially arranged by attaching at the outward mid-region; a single chloroplast plate-like in shape, slightly curved, with a pyrenoid (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).
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T. wisconsinensis
23 x 4.0 μm
17 x 2.5 μm
Shakujii Park
Tokyo, 2001
T. wisconsinensis
17 x 4 μm
14 x 3 μm
Saitama, 2002
T. wisconsinensis
Colony of 8 cells
16 x 5 μm
Fukuoka, 2001
T. wisconsinensis
15 x 3 μm
near Yamaguchi Univ.
Yamaguchi, 2004
Tetradesmus sp.
34 x 5.5 μm
Uruguay, 1999
Similar genus -->> Selenastrum; Scenedesmus acuminatus;

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