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Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales: Dictyosphaeriaceae (Oocystaceae)

Westella botryoides
(W. West) De Wildeman

Westella botryoides Genus: Colony of 16 or 32 cells, planktonic; cell body spherical; four daughter cells connected each other by the remnants of mother cell wall; a single chloroplast cup-shaped with a pyrenoid (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).
Similar genus -->> Dictyosphaerium;

Westella sp., cell body spherical, 6 μm in diam., x 640, rice field, near City Hall, Fujimi city, Saitama Pref., Japan, July 11, 2004 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
Westella Westella

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