Genus: Filament without branching; cell body cylindrical; two chloroplasts star-shaped;
tubes formed (or cell body fused) at conjugation; zygospore spherical or broad ellipsoidal formed within female gametangium
(Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).
vegetative cells 65, 127 μm long, 40 μm diam.,
a slight constriction at septum, 2 chloroplasts in each cell,
x 100, x 200, x 400, x 640, Tsukuba city, Ibaraki Pref., Japan, October 2000, collected by N. Kinoshita, photo by Y. Tsukii
150 μm; x 400
94 μm; x 640
Zygnema excompressum Transeau:
vegetative cells 32-80 μm long,
23-26 μm diam.,
2 chloroplasts in each cell
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