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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 ? or Stigeoclonium ?, cell body μm long, μm wide, x 640, Akebono-yama (mountain) Agricultural Park, Kashiwa city, Chiba Pref., Japan, November 2002 by Y. Tsukii
scale 31 μm scale 63 μm scale 94 μm; x 640
Characiopsis Characiopsis

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