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Taxonomic Group:Chlorophyte
Trophic Status:Autotrophic
Size Range:Variable, depending on species
Key Characteristics:A general category that comprises genera in the Class Chlorophyceae (Division Chlorophyta, containing chlorophylls a and b); they are round, ovoid, lobed, or slightly elongate, and contain a pyrenoid and eyespot in the chloroplast; one genera complex contains cells that attach laterally in groups or colonies; flagella rarely observed after preservation
Confused With:See p. 664 in Tomas 1997 for a full discussion of this class
Toxin:None known