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Gamophyceae: Zygnematales: Zygnemataceae

Zygnema sp.

Zygnema 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).

Zygnema sp., vegetative cells μm long, 23 μm diam., a slight constriction at septum, 2 chloroplasts in each cell, x 100, x 200, x 400, x 640, Kaga city, Ishikawa Pref., Japan, October 2000, 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

Zygnema excompressum Transeau: vegetative cells 32-80 μm long, 23-26 μm diam., 2 chloroplasts in each cell

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