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Xanthophyceae: Mischococcales: Characiopsidaceae

Characiopsis borziana
Syn.: Characiopsis minuta Borzi non Characium minutum A. Braun

Characiopsis Genus: Unicellular, attached on a substrate at one end of the cell; cell body slightly curved, ovoidal or cylidrical in shape; 1 or two chloroplasts plate-like, without pyrenoids (Guide book to the "Photomicrographs of the Freshwater Algae", 1998).
Species: Cell body 12-30 μm long, 10 μm wide (Ettl, Xanthophyceae 1. Teil, Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa 3, 1978).
Similar genus -->> Characium; Chlorothecium;

Characiopsis sp. (Characiopsidaceae, Mischococcales, Xanthophyceae) (or Characium ?), cell body 37 μm long, 6 μm wide, x 400, x 640, Shinobazu-ike (pond), Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan, March 2001 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
Monoraphidium Monoraphidium

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