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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 botryoides, cell body μm long, μm wide, x 640, Umi-no-nakamichi Seaside Park, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka Pref., Japan, October 2001 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
Westella botryoides Westella botryoides

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