Desmodesmus sp.

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Taxonomic Group:Chlorophyte
Trophic Status:Autotrophic
Size Range:6.8-22.7 μm wide (LUMCON Guide)
Key Characteristics:Cells ellipsoidal to ovoid, with spines usually present on the terminal and/or medial cells, but sometimes spines may be totally absent; chloroplast parietal, usually with one pyrenoid; single celled or in 2-4-8-16-cell colonies with cells arranged with their long axes parallel to one another
Confused With:Scenedesmus species, which have more crescent-shaped or tapering cells and no spines
Toxin:None known